Bearing false witness
To the Editor:
Every homeowner and business owner in Warwick is held hostage by a small group of persons who control $167 million yearly to educate 9,977 students. And this week, these sorry taxpayers had to witness a teacher “sickout” so that multiple schools had to be closed for the day and we are told that this problem will be resolved in meditation, which can only mean that more concessions will be granted to the Teacher’s Union. Not once has there been any mention from the administration that most of these teachers who claimed to be sick were lying to their students, principals, administration and taxpayers. All of these administrators and teachers should be held accountable for dereliction of duty because they refused to pay attention to one of the most basic rules in our culture, “Thou shalt not bear false witness,” and they all should explain to the field peasants who foot their bills just what is being taught in these schools. Something like:
“Dear students, it is acceptable to lie and cheat in your exams because that is how you get ahead and if we lie to you when we are not sick, so you should do likewise and not be punished for your absence nor for your cheating on tests. We have repealed all 10 biblical commandments and have removed them from your classrooms, offices and courtrooms and we have also removed all prayer and study of the Bible from public property so you will have nothing contrary to stir your young innocent and beautiful minds. So be not troubled, soon you too will be like us, teaching other youngsters to violate their consciences and searing them with a hot iron.
Very truly yours as we, your government school system, care for our precious possession, the next generation.
P.S. Taxpayers beware; those at the ACI believed our foolish instruction and were caught lying, cheating and stealing.”