Meet Nikita Khrushchev – STEM Graduate | Education Model for Rockwall ISD?

22 October 2015 AD

Nikita Khrushchev - STEM Graduate, Class of 1925
Nikita Khrushchev – STEM Graduate, Class of 1925

According to his son Sergei N. Khrushchev, “In his youth Father had dreamed of a career as an engineer. At the end of the 1920’s he managed to persuade the Kiev leadership to let him go to Moscow to study at the Industrial Academy. But fate had something else in store for him. He had not completed the course when Stalin remembered him and made him first secretary of the Bauman District Party Committee in Moscow. so Father never worked with technology, be he never lost his attraction to engineering. He loved to be with engineers, and their ideas aroused his enthusiasm. He sometimes offered advice and made suggestions.” Source: Google Books, Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower by Sergei N. Khrushchev

It was a practice of communist USSR to determine a career path for each student early in life. I learned this morning how Rockwall ISD also coerces children into unnatural career paths.

RHS Junior Responds to PTA Reflections Contest, October 21, 2015
RHS Junior Responds to PTA Reflections Contest, October 21, 2015

RHS Junior Maddy Hostetler writes, “In the middle schools, starting with seventh grade, the new curriculum plan is to look at the students’ academic performance in their core classes and put them on an occupation guidance plan according to their academic ability.

“In other words, if a student excels in math and science, their counselors will put that student into the occupation category of engineer, scientist, and other math and science heavy jobs.

At the ages of 12 and 13, students are being forced to choose an occupation guidance plan without being able to experiment with different subjects. This system is also supposed to weed out the students that are less likely to finish high school or go to college.” Source: The Stinger, Do schools allow students to “let their imaginations fly?”, by RHS Junior Maddy Hostetler, October 21, 2015

All you folks who eagerly vote for this quarter-billion-dollar school bond want this for your children? The above cited essay by an actual student of Rockwall High School should alarm everyone. If the new STEM academy (call it what you will) goes into operation, RISD will turn out students whose career paths are forced upon them as children, just as it was for young children in the USSR in the 1920’s.

Take note the single largest cost in this 2015 Rockwall ISD bond proposition is the “Career Academy“.

Yesterday, I voted Against (En Contra) the Rockwall ISD bond proposition. I encourage all voters to do likewise. Say Нет! to coercion of children.

This bond proposition is on the back side of your ballot, if using paper, as I do.
This bond proposition is on the back side of your ballot, if using paper, as I do.

John White
29-year resident of the City of Rockwall

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