Rebellion: An effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by the use of protest or violence: open opposition toward a person or group in authority: refusal to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior. Merriam-Webster
Revolution: The usually violent attempt by many people to end the rule of one government and start a new one: a sudden, extreme, or complete change in the way people live, work, etc.: the action of moving around something in a path that is similar to a circle. Merriam-Webster
Make no mistake, the “Opt-out” movement is a rebellion which is what makes it more sustainable than a revolution.
An effort, not a violent attempt, by many people to change, not end, the government or leader of a country, by the use of protest or violence.
In a rebellion, violence becomes necessary when protest is ignored.
It is evident that there is open opposition toward the government’s insistence on segregating out and employing discriminating practices against a certain group of American citizens, namely the “lower class” and more recently, the “middle class”.
The NSTA Blog reports, “On Thursday April 16, 2015, on a unanimous vote of 22-0, the Senate HELP Committee approved a bipartisan bill that rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind). During Senate markup of the bill, known as the Every Child Achieves Act, 60 amendments were debated, 21 amendments offered and withdrawn, 29 amendments were passed, and 8 amendments failed.
Not one amendment mentions changing the language of education. Not one mentions the gifts and talents of our children.
Too many amendments continue the segregation and discrimination of the current system while supporting “hedgehog” profits by funneling federal tax dollars into “funding for low-income students to follow those students to the public or private school of their choice.”
When every public school in America provides every child in America an excellent education that discovers, develops, and directs their gifts and talents towards becoming a knowledgeable, engaged citizen we will begin to realize the “freedom” that is promised by our Constitution.
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