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Do you prefer a Theocracy with the Christian Religion being one of the 'fundamentals' of education?
Why do you oppose the nature of man? We can only be what we are, yet you strive for something more... something just.
I want choice, but I want choice for everyone, not just those who can afford it.
And that, in a nutshell, is what us "right wing nuts" (even though I'm a centralist ) have against Common Core and so-called Progressive education.
That sounds like a religious ideology to me.
So - so far, no one opposed to secular education has answered what they think "Progressives" are trying to do
Progressives won't stop until uttering the word "God", painting a picture of Jesus, or wearing a cross around your neck in school will get you suspended or sent to a counselor for a healthy dose of atheist brainwashing and some pills.
That's how I see it anyway. Correct me if I'm wrong.
It was to illustrate the ludicrousness of his dogma.
Just for clarification, that video you put up. Is that something you are saying is good or bad, and what reasoning?
It seems pretty cool to me, a lot more fun and interesting than the sit down and shut up method I went through as a kid. I am only 2:42 in so far.
But, why? What is it about "Progressive Common Core education" that you perceive as negative?
How is shouting at your "partner" learning? How is regurgitating what the leader teacher is telling you, loudly, immediately and without thinking, or you get a "frowny" and have to groan, going to encourage people to be anything but zombies? How is doing everything as a group and not disagreeing or questioning what one is being told a good thing?
reply to post by Akragon
Show me an example of a "Catholic test" that you think is ridiculous, as the only ones that I have seen are from Fundamentalists, not Catholics. Studies have consistently shown that parochial schools are more effective and are academically superior to public schools, generally due to smaller class sizes.
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