posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 04:27 AM
We are such a classless society...an I do not mean as in upper class, middle class, etc. I mean it in terms of low rent, vulgar disrespect. There was
a time when this stuff was out of bounds. We may not have liked our political leaders, but we did not fantasize and joke about their murder. What do
you expect though, this is Texas, the proud home and epicenter of American ignorance and belligerence where, and this is fact, the State School Board
have recommended that critical thinking skills be REMOVED from the public school curriculum because they deem it a threat to authority.
In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, here’s what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on
education: Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking
skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and
have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.
...by the way, "fixed beliefs" translates into "religious beliefs."
Yes, my Euopean, Aussie and Canuck friends, THIS is how bad it has become here.
I am on a full court press to raise my kids to escape this quickly deteriorating cesspool of a country. I have them in a school where 1/2 their
instruction is in a foreign tongue (since pre-school, my oldest is in middle school) I will send them overseas for college, given the ability.
In the U.S. It will Dickensesque in a generation, with children beggars on the streets being ignored by the well-heeled and harassed by cops in
tactical gear. Of course, the Christian churches will be even bigger then.
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