Education=Indoctrination, Storm Lake Iowa Style

Posted by Irresponsibility

Nice to see fascism alive and well in Iowa, where Storm Lake High School school is persecuting an American-born student of Laotian descent, who happens to have a 3.9GPA and $86K worth of college scholarships, for refusing to lie down beneath the jackboots.

Lori Phanachone

Lori Phanachone

Lori Phanachone is a member of the National Honor Society, has a 3.9 grade point average and ranks seventh in the senior class of about 119 at Storm Lake High School.

Lori quite reasonably refused to take bullshit standardised English test the school is trying to cram it down her throat because she speaks Laotian at home with her parents. The school administration has suspended her and is threatening to expel her — which would mean she loses her college scholarships. This is clearly not about education. Lori is an overachiever by even their arbitrary standards. This is purely about control, oppression, obedience; about making an example of anyone who dares question even the most pig-headed decree of “authority.” I hope she drags them into court and hits them with a ruinous discrimination lawsuit. I hope her fellow students have the gumption to stage a massive walk-out protest. I hope that school district gets fucked just as badly as they’re trying to fuck her.

There are contact details for the nasty bunch here (including the arsehole assistant principle who told her she is “no Rosa Parks”). Email and let them know what you think.

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