STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. I am no psychologist, but anyone can think about things. This is what I think. I think STEM is a bad idea. I think it does something really bad to our kids.
First, it harms the kids who are good at and who love, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by making them less unique. How can they stand out from the kids who are really amazing at other things if the children meant to be artists are now choosing STEM (because of the push)? How can the kids who would naturally have gone into STEM fields anyway, feel as unique and special as they would have in the past, when there was no STEM push for all children?
Second, it harms all the kids who would naturally chose to focus on other fields of study. I know your argument would be that there is extra education in STEM but that does not mean kids cannot get extra education in other areas. I agree. That is so true. My kids are homeschooled, so I know that they can find the other things they need. What I am worried about is that this focus on STEM makes the children who would naturally love other things, feel that their other things are not worthy, not as good, valueless, unimportant, frivolous and so forth. That is simply not true, but it is exactly what this STEM focus is telling our kids (and their parents and teachers).
I wanted to say something about why the STEM focus is happening. The reason for it is talked about in John Taylor Gatto’s book, “The Underground History of American Education.” He did not talk about STEM because it did not exist then, but he did talk about a focus on technology, science and math. He said the purpose was for those to replace Christian beliefs. See, the evil elite have always had Christian beliefs in the way. Children are always being taught by their parents and then go to school with their Christian beliefs. It upsets the evil elite that they have not been able to find a way to eradicate and completely erase the Christian beliefs from children!
One issue they have with this is that we, the people, still want the dollar bill to say, “In God We Trust” and we still believe that we get our rights not from the government, but from God. It also causes a problem for them which is that we know we must answer to Jesus Christ at judgement day (not to a government)! It was much easier in ancient Egypt for the Pharaohs, because the people believed the Pharaoh was a God! We do not believe that the U.S. President is a God. This creates a big problem for them, that we are more likely to say that we will answer to God and not to the government.
They are hoping that this STEM push will have the teachers feeling pressed to teach STEM more and better (they have classes for and raises for, teachers who study STEM to teach it better). Teachers are already not allowed to mention God or Jesus in schools or even after school to their students. They are hoping that the STEM scholarships offered will make kids nearing graduation to focus more on STEM and less on God. They want the parents, who need help from the scholarship money, too, to encourage their children to focus on STEM. They want us to break the commandment that says, “Thou Shalt Have No Other God Before Me,” with the STEM focus and many other focuses, too. They just want to come between you and God and between your children and God.
There is another reason, too. History is so important. We can learn from the past about freedom and types of government. They do not want us to care about this. History is not in STEM and is not on the ACT test. The College Board does not really care how well you score in history enough to put it on that test. If you think not very hard, though, you will see two reasons why they do not want us to focus on history. See, for one, if we trust the history books then we could easily say that the Bible is a history book and contradicts the science “facts” they have for us. They do not want us to consider the Bible to be true by any means. I am teaching my daughter CLEP Western Civilization I. The CLEP tests are also authored by the College Board. Western Civilization I makes sure not to include in history anything from the bible, so I have been researching and adding history from the bible into the margins. I also have been teaching my kids the Old Testament for a few years.
I am reading in 2 Kings for my personal daily study. One thing that stands out is that God chooses the kings and the prophet tells the kings what to do. If the kings do not obey, God punishes the kings. It repeats like a broken record and has been doing so since 1 Kings. I think God repeats this over and over because He wants us to know this is the way it has always been and is the way it will always be. He wants us to know that there are no exceptions to this rule. What would this do to the Western Civilizations I history the evil elite want us to learn? It would teach our kids to obey God. That is the opposite of what they want our kids to learn. They want our kids to learn a history that does not include God, as if He is not a part of what happened in the past at all. This would make the children believe He will also have no part in the future. The evil elite cannot have this. It will make them less powerful. They want more respect and power, not less.
The Second reason they do not want you to know or care as much about history is because if you believe it and know about it, you may be willing to rebel against then the way that people did in history. We may expect things from government. We may think of government representatives as our employees and not as our rulers. This would not be good for the evil elite. People have to learn less history for the evil elite to have their way. People must not know about the 1100 charter, the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Bill of Rights. They must not know that one form of government is a “Constitutional Republic.” (This is not taught in schools. Ask a public schooled kid and he or she will tell you that our form of government is a DEMOCRACY, not a constitutional republic).
Another important area is the arts. We have photographers, sculptors, fashion designers, playwrites, actors, stage crew, set designers, dancers, musicians, songwriters, composers, singers, choreographers, visual artists, designers, architects who work mainly from the creative side, writers of fiction, philosophers, inventors, dreamers and more. These can thwart the plans of any government. I know what Picasso’s “Guernica” painting is about and I would not normally care about a tiny piece of the history of Spain. Without that painting, nobody today would know about nor care about what the country’s ruler chose to do which killed many of his own innocent people in a tiny town. Artists can say amazing things with their art. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was a play and a book. It had much influence on many people. The other areas of the arts have just as much power and pull. They make people think about things in a whole new light. They are the great teachers the evil elite wish to “snuff out” by telling them that these fields of study or these passions are not valuable as a contribution to society. How do they do this? They only have to focus everything on STEM so that children get the message loud and clear. We may think it is not the message. Oh, it is. The kids are getting the message. If you don’t believe me, ask a kid who is in public school. Ask then what a visual art piece can do that a scientific theory cannot do. My guess is, they will not know. My guess is, they will say that the art piece cannot DO anything–It just sits there. This, our nation is doing to children that belong to YOU and others around you.
I am a visual artist, so I was in a facebook group for visual art teachers. I saw much about the way visual art teachers are treated in schools. In secondary schools, some art teachers are given a custodial closet in which to store their art supplies for their classes. Some are given a section in a restroom, which means sometimes the supplies are missing when they are needed. This messes up the lesson plans, which they must make either in their office, which is the same location where they store supplies, or in their own home. However, funding for STEM teachers is very high. What does this do? It limits the ability of the art teachers in school to do well at teaching their subject. I did not hear from teachers or the other arts, but I am sure their plight is about the same. Not only does this discourage teachers, but it shows the students that this career of “art teacher” is as lowly as can be. There will be no respect from the students for a teacher whose office is a space next to the potty.
What of the althletes? How much focus is being taken away from P.E.? About the same. Though I know little about it, I have heard that this is happening and id does not surprise me at all. First, we had President Bush pushing no child left behind (did that focus on P.E., or even give P.E. the time of day? No. Nope, nope). The next things have been common core and ESEA or ESSA. Those push testing link crazy. The pressure is not only on the kids, but on the teachers, the principles, the district and the states. This takes away from the focus on excercise. In a local district her, Ogden district, a little bit back, they took 2 of 3 recess times away from the kids in the public schools, so that the kids could stay inside and study more, or do more practice testing for the tests, which are many. Why? The results of the tests decide which schools and teachers get the most money. It’s all about money.
Michelle Obama’s focus on nutrition and excercise cannot combat this obsession with money. What you don’t likely know is this. The Feds created a dependency on free money for schools. Then President Obama took the money away in 2008 and said, now this same money you have just gotten for nothing every year since 1965, you will only get if you do what I say. This gives him more power. Do not tell me he does not know what he is doing. He does and he is doing it as a puppet in the hands of his evil elite masters.
One of the many latest (year 2016) of these “now do this,” commands is that every public school and public charter school shich receives money from the Federal Government must have restrooms, locker rooms, showers and the like, which are either unisex, or are labeled so that none of the 100 sexes that there officially are now, could possibly be offended. Then they must let anyone shower with anyone because that is politically correct. I advised here on my blog for my state to just do without the funding, but alas, not enough people read my post. The state of Utah decided to comply, so unisex restrooms are everywhere. “Unisex” seems to me to mean “belonging to the one and only sex,” as in, “we agree that restroom is for the one sex, which everyone is.” This is the belief of the people who worship satan. Satan wishes us to believe that there are no distictions. He wishes us to see that there is no difference in us. We are all just “people” and all people are the same. I wrote an earlier article about an abortion doctor, an OBGYN in Salt Lake City, who always refers to the pregnant as “pregnant people” instead of what from her point of view, is a very offensive “pregnant women.” This LGBTQ agenda is all about destroying the family.
The Pro-Choice or Pro-Abortion media focus now is on women being the same as men, in that men cannot have their careers disrupted by pregnancy and neither should women. Men can be promiscuous and have no pregnancy happen in their bodies. They want women to demand equality with the men in this way. Their solution is abortion. Their aim is to de-value the family. It has been since the mid 1800s. There can be no mothers. There can be no fathers. We all must be “humans” and the government must “breed us” according to their needs and desires. This way of thinking is pure evil but is fluorishing today, everywhere.
There is now a bill in congress which has much clout, which says that in order that there be equality, our law should not say that men at age 18 must sign up for the military draft. It should instead say that all persons aged 18 must sign up for the military draft. ‘Don’t worry,’ they will say, ‘Women will not have to stay home and care for children. Women will not have to worry about pregnancy. There is always abortion. The state can always care for the children. No problem.’