Originally posted by Diisenchanted
Kids are not supposed to learn politics in school! That is called indoctrination.
Politics should be learnt at school. History can not be understood without understanding different political systems first.
Everything depends how different political sides are portrayed. That must be equal, so the future adult can choose, although all these should be taken
a look at.
Same goes with religion. Other major religions should get as much attention as Christianity does.
Also politics helps to understand the society much better, how different nations work.
They are supposed to teach things like reading writing and arithmetic.
Schools are supposed to develop thinking progress and understanding of the world. There is noticable difference in the thinking process and vocabulary
of non-highschool graduates and university graduates in most cases. Often you can say the education of a person simply by listening to what the say...
One may not ever need advanced math in their work place, yet studies have shown that people who have learnt higher mathemathics do far better at LSAT
tests than students who havent. The thinking process, the logical reasoning etc - math is not only numbers and calculating, learning it develops the
mental processes a lot.
Arithmetic and writing are so basic skills that kids should understand these before entering school... (at least reading, arithmethics also with tens,
not over hundred). Most better schools round here require these before entering the first grade.
They are not supposed to be suspended for wearing a N.R.A. tee shirt.
I do not agree with the suspension although wearing t-shirts which promote weapons, war, crime, anything violent and other similar things are not a
place for schools... Notice should have been enough, not more.
The whole D.A.R.E. program is a farce to get children to rat out their parents for doing drugs. Then there is the whole La raza program that teaches
the Mexicans to hate Americans.
It is hard to take a stand on DARE program. Promoting zero-tolerance for drugs among kids is not bad. ALso no kid should live in an environment of
drug abuse or violence... Even if they rat out the parents for doing illegal drugs, the parents are not good examples doing the drugs in the first
place... I personally support such thing, although parents should be helped to get over not punished for doing drugs.
I can not say much about La Raza as I do not know much about it.
If you don't like public education you can home school your kids right? not so fast now they are trying to make that against the law too. Now if you
home school you are considered a terrorist.
Personally I do not support homeschooling. It is hard to take a stand as I am not from US, although have lived there a bit and am familiar with the
public school system. Round here, it would require too much money to teach kids at home. No official home schooling programs and the schools are very
strong. It would take a lot of money to find several people with strong skills in several fields as know basics about a field is not enough in better
schools. Even private schools are not able to compete with better public schools round here, so these are not popular at all. Maybe 1 or 2 exist in
this nation, although these are not worth it moneywise as the education is not better.
The liberals are indoctrinating our children and if you don't see it, it is simply because you are blind or uneducated. I suggest you get educated
before you make a post like this. People are gonna eat you alive.
I doubt my education is worse than yours - Masters Degree in Engineering and currently doing 2 more Bachelors in Economics and Psychology.
No one has tried to eat me alive in this thread, but you...
I am not blind either, although I truly do not see anything that can be considered "liberal" in schools and it is not because I am blind... Schools
are far more than teaching kids read and write. These are supposed to give better picture of the world, understanding how the world works, whether
environmentally, physically, chemically or as a society. Arithmethic and reading are just basic skills required to learn other things.
Taking a look at also the liberal side is not indoctration, but there is a need to take look at both sides, not just one. US history is taught
thoroughly, constitution is taken a look at also, at least in the school where I was at.
No person should be taught to be not tolerant towards others, whatever their beliefs, religion or orientation. Otherwise we would have so many more
idiots out there who beat up or shoot somebody simply because he/she is "different". We can not change the world, which is globalising fast.
Different cultures have existed in US for decades and most of them are there legally. so American Chinese who has lived there for 50 years is just as
much American as any other American... technically speaking most Americans themselves are descendants of European settlers. Only the Native Americans
are locals, yet they are the ones treated as foreigners... I personally do not care where somebody is from and that should also be taught at schools
to not judge people by their race, religion, orientation or whatever other thing that is different from one.
edit on 17-6-2013 by Cabin
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