Skip to comments.Politicized Curriculum in Texas
Posted on 05/26/2010 3:40:25 AM PDT by publius1
.... In what looks like an effort to justify injecting more religion into government, it voted to require students to examine why the founding fathers protected religious freedom and how that approach contrasts with separation of church and state. The board also required third graders to explain how government regulations and taxes impact consumer cost, presumably to get them off to an early start in fearing government. Older students will have to evaluate efforts by global organizations to undermine U.S. sovereignty and, under an earlier change, analyze the unintended consequences of such programs as the Great Society and affirmative action...
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Pull out the list of items that Texas is going to require and put out a dozen questions for the Times reporters to answer. I’m pretty sure that they can’t answer more than half. At that moment...they might realize that they’ve missed some education in their meager lives.
As opposed to the NYT and the rest of the MFM, whose goal is to get you to love every minute of having government up your ass.
I have an impression of libtards out there, wielding their hysterical “Separation of Church and State! Separation of Church and State!” with the same wild-eyed fervor that a priest brandishes a crucifix in the face of a demon needing exorcism.
Good thread to post, even if it IS the NY Slimes.
but politicization is “good” when students are taught about how humans are destroying the planet or singing praise to Obama in chorus rehearsal.
It isn’t you - it’s them.
Only lib content is acceptable.
The original curriculum standards were drawn up by teams of teachers and scholars who spent nearly a year on the huge undertaking. The board eagerly exercised its power to amend those requirements. . . .
In fact, not only does the New York Times want the educrats to set the rules, it hopes they will break them if they are lawfully set by others:
We can only hope that sensible teachers will find a way to teach their subjects as understood by mainstream scholars. Students in Texas deserve an education free of ideology.
Once again we see the leftist/statist exulting a tyranny of the unelected elitist over the people. Small wonder that the New York Times opposes school vouchers.
The libs consistently tell us what they fear. They can’t be bothered to read the Constitution (or the bills in Congress). Maybe since they have no core beliefs, they have no problem in swearing oaths to protect something they are going to ignore.
Ping for later.
I read the changes proposed to Texas textbooks. I agreed with most of it, but there were a couple points I disagreed with strongly. However, I don’t vote in Texas. It’s up to the Texas electorate, through their representatives, to decide what’s in their kid’s textbooks. I have no say in the matter. Unless we want to set a one-size-fits-all National curriculum, which I’m sure the Left would love.
If it pisses off the Slimes it’s almost certainly a very good thing indeed.
It's not freedom FROM Religion, it's freedom OF religion. NYT, is nothing more than an Obama anti-Constitutionalist.
“If it pisses off the Slimes its almost certainly a very good thing indeed.”
...I was thinking the same thing...it’s always a good sign when the NY Times writes against you...same with the Washington Post.
I read the curriculum, made a few suggestions to the board, and wrote a letter fully in support of it. It’s a good curriculum (of course, teachers still have to teach it).
NYTimes is upset kids will be learning this with ‘our tax dollars’ when they should be learning proved science like : global warming, sensitivity training, America's racist history, recycling to save the planet, how we all were illegal aliens once, that the founders broke away from Europe to be atheists and how it's government that creates jobs while capitalism just benefits the rich.
Based on the excerpt you posted it looks like a great program. I hope more states adopt it.
If you like it, it is no wonder that the NYT trashed it ;-)
There's the rub. I remember one teacher telling us to sit on our textbooks. She explained, "We have to cover the entire book this year. We have just covered it."
“NYTimes is upset kids will be learning this with our tax dollars when they should be learning proved science like : global warming, sensitivity training, America’s racist history, recycling to save the planet, how we all were illegal aliens once, that the founders broke away from Europe to be atheists and how it’s government that creates jobs while capitalism just benefits the rich. “
You are joking, but the truth is, this is very close to what the NYT wants.
You are so right, sickoflibs.
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