California’s Schools’ Idea of a Role Model: A Porn Star

California apparently is running out of heroes who can serve as role models for its public-schooled children. It must be lacking veterans, inventors, scientists, artists, writers, political activists, architects, etc., that could be invited by school principals and read or talk to the children. There can be no other explanation for the decision of a school district in California to invite the porn star Sasha Grey to read to the children as part of the Read Across America program, designed to “designed to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading.” Uh huh. A porn star. After all, it takes a lot of reading to grow in the career of a porn star. And a lot of perspicacity too, to say nothing of the perspiration involved, which means a high level of work ethic. The children can certainly learn from the success of such an important person, and the school officials are there to provide such indispensable life experience lessons for them.

Maybe the children don’t know who Sasha Grey is. But having an adult person visit their class and reading to them (I thought love of reading happens when the child himself reads, not when someone else reads for them) will certainly leave its mark on the child’s impressionable mind. He can then go home and google-image Sasha Grey on the home computer. Or, rather, on the computers in the school library in case his parents are of the oppressive old-fashioned bigot type that has a porn blocking program at their home; schools in California are far ahead of the parents and are liberated about porn. And when a child finds out who Sasha Grey is – if he doesn’t already know from the sex-ed classes that progressive California offers in its schools – he will form an opinion about porn. Positive and favorable opinion, of course. After all, the hot Missy that read to him in class was invited by the school authorities; her profession can’t be that bad. Or, if the student is a girl, she will have another option to add to her career choices, one that is important and honorable enough to deserve being invited to be a role model for school children.

Of course, the school authorities are aware of the hopeless backwardness of the parents, that they won’t appreciate the service rendered to their children by the schools. May be that’s why when asked about the presence of a porn star in a school in the district, a spokesman for the school district flatly lied and denied that “the actress you indicated” was ever present. Too clumsy a lie. The picture was already parading on the Internet when the schools’ representative was telling the lie. So much for expecting moral integrity of school bureaucrats. (I wonder if a child can cheat at exams at those schools and get away with it just as the school authorities did.) Neither did any signs of remorse come from the schools for either the lie or for the invitation of such a role model for the kids.

I said above that apparently California is running out of real role models like veterans, inventors, architects, etc., if the schools are forced to resort to inviting porn stars. On a second thought, may be not. California has enough role models. But they must be too moral in an old-fashioned way – loyal, industrious, intelligent, innovative, hard-working, future-oriented – for the educational bureaucrats to allow them in the schools. After all, the government school systems is all about avoiding the creation of an educated and intelligent elite, and such people are indeed a true elite. Government bureaucrats can’t afford to present those people as role models. But a porn star – why, what is more appropriate than that for the agenda of the educational liberals.

With all this, Christian parents still continue sending their children to government schools. I am sure, if you ask around, there would be at least a dozen of Christian kids in that school whose parents would vehemently argue that “our school is different.” Indeed, it is. It had Sasha Grey as a guest reader, after all. Next time it may have her in a school pageant, in all her glory. She is a professional, after all.