Tuesday, October 02, 2007

An actual Homeland Security high school in the U.S. Unfortunately, this isn't a joke

Or an exaggeration. According to Mother Jones mag. (title link) "The 75 students in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness magnet program will study cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence, respond to mock terror attacks, and receive limited security clearances at the nearby Army chemical warfare lab." Makes me wonder if their school motto is ""Meine Ehre hei├čt Treue", "My Honor is Loyalty" (look it up on Google for the source).

This is truly disturbing. Quote: "Officials say it will teach kids to understand the "new reality," though they hasten to add that the school isn't focused just on terrorism."

Quote: "Students will choose one of three specialized tracks: information and communication technology, criminal justice and law enforcement, or "homeland security science."

"David Volrath, executive director of secondary education for Harford County Public Schools, says the school also hopes to offer "Arabic or some other nontraditional, Third World-type language."

Got to love those Third-World type languages.

Might I suggest a Song (MP3) to go with the school, a translation of which is here.

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