100 Jaar Vrije School | Driegonaal

10-12-19 03:52:00,

Op 7 september 1919 opende de Waldorfschule in Stuttgart haar deuren. Op dit moment bestaan er wereldwijd bijna 1200 vrijescholen en de laatste jaren groeit het aantal leerlingen van de vrijescholen in Nederland flink. Op verschillende plekken in binnen- en buitenland werd feest gevierd.

In de marge van al die feestelijkheid – en omdat het naar gevreesd moet worden elders niet zal gebeuren –  moeten we in Driegonaal dan maar even een paar vragen neerleggen, die niet bedoeld zijn om het feestje te bederven maar om de impuls van de Waldorfschool (weer) in het bewustzijn te roepen:
– wie weet nog dat de inzet voor de sociale driegeleding de bodem is waarop de Waldorfschule kon groeien?
– wie weet nog dat het ‘vrije’ (van de Vrije School en/of van de vrijeschool) wil zeggen: vrij van de bemoeienis van overheid en economie?
– wie weet nog dat het voor Rudolf Steiner onontbeerlijk was dat de leerkrachten zélf de school zouden besturen – opdat het besturen direct zou aansluiten bij het werk met en voor de kinderen (en niet andersom)?
– wie weet nog dat Rudolf Steiner uitsprak dat de leerlingen van de Waldorfschule de beginselen van de sociale driegeleding net zo onder de knie zouden moeten hebben als optellen-aftrekken-delen-vermenigvuldigen?
– wie beseft dat uit dit alles voortkomt dat het de bedoeling van het (vrijeschool-)onderwijs is dat niet de leerlingen worden toegerust om in de bestaande samenleving aan te sluiten maar dat zij zó worden toegerust dat zij een nieuwe samenleving kunnen vormen?

Bemoedigend: in 1923 werd in Den Haag de eerste Vrije School in Nederland opgericht. Deze begon met 10 leerlingen in een huiskamer in Den Haag. Op dit moment bestaat er weer een handjevol Vrije Scholen in Nederland die de vrijheid opzoeken om recht te kunnen doen aan waar de leerlingen om vragen. Zonder subsidie, loondienstverbanden of pensioenvoorziening – maar met de gedrevenheid die er een eeuw geleden ook moet zijn geweest.

Dat zijn:
in Alteveer (Dr): Brede Basisschool De Verwondering (www.bbsdewondering.nl)
in Bergen: Boerderijschool HOOI (www.boerderijschoolhooi.nl)
in Breda: Staatsvrije School Anfortas (www.anfortas.nl)
in Culemborg: De Werfklas (www.werfklas.nl)
in Eindhoven: Vrije School Het Vasteland (www.hetvasteland.school)
in Oosterwold: Oosterwoldschool Sofia (www.oosterwoldschoolsofia.nl)
in Vorden: De Hofakker (www.schooldehofakker.nl)
in Zutphen: Vrije Initiatiefschool Talander (www.vrijeschooltalander.nl)

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School to Prison Pipeline Exposed as 30,000 Kids Under Age 10 Arrested Since 2013

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19-10-19 06:34:00,

Arrests of children have skyrocketed over the last decade according to the latest statistics published by the FBI. Gone are the days of sending children to the principal’s office for a paddling. Now children as young as 6 are getting arrested in Police State USA.

The statistics, complied from 2013 to 2018, revealed more than 30,000 children under the age of 10 have been arrested, averaging more than six thousand kids per year. Equally disturbing is students 10-12 years of age topped 266,000.

In the past, students and children were disciplined with consequences such as time out and paddling. As more and more schools replace handling things internally with external police state options like school resource officers, children are ending up with arrest records and their fingerprints stored in databases.

Often referred to as the “school to prison pipeline”, the principal players in the funneling of kids from school to jail are the school resource officers (SROs), and it’s got parents at their wits end.

Fortunately, the number of students arrested year to year are on the decline from 2014 until now. ABC News writes:

While the FBI’s latest crime report released on Monday shows the numbers of children arrested under the age of 10 have continue to gradually declining in the past five years from a high in 2014 of 6,458 to 3,501 in 2018, experts say it is still too many.

What may seem like routine policing or modern-day policing methods to some, others see as a human-rights violation, a slippery slope leading to a criminal life, and a poor use of school resources. Standing in the gap for children, some would say, are advocates of Restorative Justice (RJ). For example, instead of calling a school resource officer when a fight breaks out on campus at a K-12 facility, security officers (often teachers) will bring the kids and teens into a community of concerned advocates for keeping kids out of the school to prison pipeline.

According to the Institute for Policy Studies, RJ programs are accepted by advocacy groups and others who are highly critical of the presence of school resource officers on campuses. The institute writes:

Restorative justice (or RJ) treats incidents in which people are harmed (like,

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School completely bans mobile phones and teachers say kids’ behaviour changes

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28-09-19 09:36:00,

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A school said its total ban on pupils using mobile phones has improved exam results and behaviour.

The ban, which has been running for a year, has “made a massive difference” said Ann Webb, headteacher at Ysgol John Bright, in Llandudno .

The strict rule applies at any time during the school day, even during breaks or at lunchtime. Staff are also asked not to use mobile phones in front of pupils.

Mrs Webb said pupils are now more sociable and concentrate better in lessons.

And she claimed that the ban, which was introduced in 2018, helped pupils get better GCSE and A level results this summer.

Ysgol John Bright

At GCSE level, the school saw a 10% improvement on last year’s results with nearly a quarter of pupils getting five A* or A grades.

At A-level 79 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades with 62 per cent getting at least one A and 11 per cent three As.

“I can’t envisage us ever going back to allowing the pupils to bring out their mobile phones now,” said Mrs Webb.

“Because they’re not glued to their phones when they arrive at school, they have to engage in social communication and when they go to the library they’re looking at books instead of their phones or they’re discussing things with their peers.

“It’s also made a difference to engagement in lessons because the phones are not available as a distraction.”

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If any pupil is caught using a mobile phone anywhere on the campus it is confiscated until the end of the school day.

Their parent or carer is contacted if this keeps happening and the phone will not be returned until they come in to pick it up.

The “black and white rule” is strictly enforced.

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Wel of géén schadelijke WiFi op school…?

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16-06-19 01:23:00,

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Draadloos internet (Wifi) is overal in opmars. Het lijkt een schitterende uitvinding, die oplossing biedt aan veel ‘gedoe’ met kabels. WiFi  is dus ‘flexibel’ en levert vooral ‘geen gedoe met kabels’ op. Maar het is -zo blijkt- slechts het begin, want je kunt ook lezen dat ‘iPad-scholen de toekomst zijn’. En dat door de zegeningen van WiFi, de ‘leerlingen dol zijn op tablets’. En ja, dan komt natuurlijk ook weer de suffe tekst: ’Je houdt het toch niet tegen’…. om de hoek. Inderdaad, zo’n tekst waar je broek ook vanaf zakt.. Domheid vanuit ongeïnformeerd zijn, zo simpel is het. Want..

Vooruitgang is natuurlijk prima. Maar zoals aan alles zit ook hier een ‘andere kant’ aan de zegening van draadloos internet. Er zijn vier onafhankelijke maatschappelijke organisaties, zie zich grote zorgen maken over de gezondheid van kinderen. Zij plaatsen sterke vraagtekens bij de uitrol van alle draadloze toepassingen om onze kinderen heen. Zij informeren schoolleider en ouders op een breder vlak over de mogelijke gezondheidsrisico’s voor met name Wifi. Want nogmaals: het is allemaal niet zo’n zegening als het lijkt..!!

Waarom dan geen draadloos netwerk..?
Zoals je wellicht weet, maakt het WiFi-systeem gebruik van hoogfrequente elektromagnetische velden (EMV) ook wel ‘straling’ genoemd. Daarvoor is een router in het lokaal nodig die deze straling uitzendt. Laptops en tablets geven zendsignalen zo gauw ze aanstaan. Dit doen ze nonstop, 24 uur per dag, of er gebruik van gemaakt wordt of niet. Leerlingen wordenongevraagd blootgesteld aan de optelsom van al deze velden op school.

Maar elektrosmog, is dat erg dan..? Jazeker! Elektrosmog zie je niet, hoor je niet en ruik je niet, maar het is er wel. In de praktijk blijkt dat leerlingen en personeel hier ziek van kunnen worden. Zo ziek zelfs, dat ze niet meer naar school gaan of voor de klas kunnen staan. De verschijnselen die daarbij tevoorschijn komen, worden helaas VEEL TE WEINIG aan de WiFi-netwerken geweten. Deze ernstige klachten – zonder medisch aanwijsbare oorzaak- zijn onder andere:

  • chronische vermoeidheid,
  • hoofdpijn,
  • concentratiestoornissen,
  • slapeloosheid en
  • hartritmestoornissen

Het Europese Milieu Agentschap gaat zelfs nog veel verder met haar waarschuwingen dan de WHO en vergelijkt de risico’s van mobiel bellen met de gezondheidsrisico’s die het gevolg zijn van tabaksrook,  » Lees verder

Palestinian-owned School Demolished by Israeli Forces – Global Research

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21-03-19 01:19:00,

The owner of the demolished school building, Muhammad Alqam, insists that he issued all necessary permits at the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality before beginning construction.

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A Palestinian-owned school building that was under construction, in the Shuafat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem was demolished by Israeli forces’ bulldozers Tuesday.

Eyewitnesses recount dozens of Israeli occupation forces escorting the bulldozers into the refugee camp, while others closed off traffic at the checkpoint near the school.

The Israeli forces then, reportedly, surrounded the al-Razi School from rooftops of nearby buildings while students and faculty were evacuated prior to the demolition. According to multiple witnesses, there were drones observed flying above the two-story school building and rubber-coated steel bullets fired on locals in the camp.

The owner of the demolished school building, Muhammad Alqam, insists that he issued all necessary permits at the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality before beginning construction. Alqam was assured that the area belonged to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).

There was no prior notice of the demolition before it took place, says Saleh Alqam, principal of the al-Razi school and an official reason for the demolition is yet to be confirmed.

Despite the requisite preparations being carried out, the demolition order was issued, in November, by Israeli authorities.

The United Nations has consistently condemned Israel for the practice of illegal demolition, since 2015.

The al-Razi School had registered about 400 kindergarten and elementary students for the upcoming school year for the new building.

From #Jerusalem, a little Palestinian girl is crying while seeing her home demolished by Israeli occupation when coming home back from school as usual.#IsraeliCrimes pic.twitter.com/qdBQAi8bEW

— Aya Isleem 🇵🇸 #Gaza (@AyaIsleemEn) March 19, 2019

It is a common practice of Israeli authorities to demolish Palestinian-owned buildings under the pretext of missing permits. Permits in East Jerusalem are rarely issued to Palestinians, and the application process can last years and cost several thousands of dollars. The process burdens individual families in Palestinian neighborhoods, while projects for Jewish Israelis are funded and carried out by the Israeli government.

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‘No vaccine, no school’: Italy starts punishing parents who refuse to immunize their kids

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13-03-19 01:26:00,

Italian parents are being warned not to send their kids to school without vaccinations, or face a €500 fine, while children under six can be turned away altogether.

Following months of debate over the issue of mandatory vaccines in Italy, the deadline has been reached for parents to prove their children have received mandatory immunisations before attending school. Parents must now show their kids have been inoculated against chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps and rubella or be subject to the fine or suspension.

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The so-called ‘Lorenzin law’ requiring mandatory vaccinations was initially passed in 2017 following an outbreak of measles throughout Europe that got even worse the following year, but the deadline was suspended several times due to bureaucratic issues.

Authorities are striving to hit the World Health Organization’s recommended 95% inoculation rate for measles, with the current rate for children born since 2015 sitting just below the target at 94%.

Health Minister Giulia Grillo told La Repubblica newspaper that the repeated delays have given everyone plenty of time to “catch up,” reportedly resisting efforts by Prime Minister Matteo Salvini to further extend the deadline.

No vaccine, no school,” she stated bluntly. “There is an epidemic in progress.

Despite the strong words, Grillo also expressed the need to “convince citizens to do something positive for their health, not impose.

Nonetheless, the government has already taken action against families found not in compliance with the new order. In Bologna, authorities reportedly suspended some 300 children for failure to provide up-to-date vaccination records. Two parents were reported to the government for falsely claiming their children had been vaccinated.

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Italy’s ruling coalition government that came into power last May initially expressed skepticism over the mandatory vaccination rule, and even threatened to overturn the law altogether. They eventually, however, backed down on the issue following pressure by experts and pro-vaccine petitions.

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ASU Law School Pushes Cities Around The World To Use Facial Recognition

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28-02-19 08:51:00,

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Arizona State University (ASU) which spent $307 million to renovate Sun Devil Stadium has learned a lot about Smart City surveillance.

ASU used facial recognition to spy on alumni, students, faculty and families. And now they want to share what they learned by bringing it to a stadium or city near you.

An article in the Tech Republic revealed that Sun Devil Stadium and Croke Park in Ireland used facial recognition cameras to spy on fans.

“One of the technologies being tested in both Croke Park and at Sun Devil Stadium is facial recognition software, which will be used in conjunction with an additional 90 security cameras planned for ASUs stadium. Eventually the cameras will be 4K.”

Officials claim they are using facial recognition to see how fans react to standing in lines.

“The facial recognition technology will analyze data on how fans feel when they’re stuck in lines around the stadium, and how they feel overall, based on their facial expressions, said Chris Richardson, assistant vice president of IT development at ASU. “

This is the exact same thing that is happening in professional sports leagues. Last year, I warned everyone that sports teams are offering fans the option to use CLEAR’s facial biometric scanners so they can skip concession lines.

ASU law school profits from Smart City surveillance

Earlier this month the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University revealed their master plan to use Smart City surveillance technology to get rid of concession lines and traffic.

“Imagine a perfect day in metro Phoenix: no traffic congestion and autonomous vehicles glide commuters through the streets, hitting nothing but green lights. Sun Devil Stadium is packed with a roaring crowd, and the fans move efficiently through short lines at the concession stands and restrooms.”

You read that right, ASUs law school is profiting from turning stadiums and cities into a giant surveillance network.

“Collaboration is one of the key elements, and the institute has been working in partnership with ASU, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Maricopa Association of Governments,

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