Skip to comments.Oklahoma City district pushes pause on hip-hop curriculum ("old dead white men”)
Posted on 10/04/2010 2:55:04 PM PDT by tobyhill
Concern over a new hip-hop curriculum that refers to the founding fathers as "old dead white men has delayed the program's rollout for at-risk students, Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer said.
"We're making sure that whatever we do, first, we do no harm, Springer said. "The science behind the concept is wonderful. There may be some things, though, that are inappropriate that we need to be careful about. Known as Flocabulary, the program is a music-based educational tool that uses raps, rhythms and rhymes to help students learn and memorize everything from vocabulary and English to math and social studies. About 15 teachers have complained or expressed concern about the rap song lyrics, said Ed Allen, president of the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers.
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“The science behind the concept is wonderful.
Can’t you just TEACH!!! I’m sick of this creative crap.
Unga bunga! Ummgawa!
“...The science behind the concept is wonderful...”
How DARE an education major idiot even use the letters in the word “science”?
The fact that these libtards even think that such cr*p (oops, such progresscr*p) can work makes me hurl.
No wonder home schoolers completely outclass this group of idiots.
This is pathetic. Parents in the Okla City School District should be raising he@@ about the school district allowing these clowns access to their children.
Not exactly the type stuff that inspires confidence in public schooling.
Why not just run some Goebbels films for the children and pass out some little red books with unca’ Mao's picture on it.
Cuddly Fidel dolls for the kids!
Che style real working pistols
Plato and the ancient Greeks had it right. Different modes of music have different psychological effects on the listener.
Anyone who thinks that hip hop has a beneficial effect on listeners is smoking something pretty strong. If you played that stuff in a dairy, it would be enough to turn the cows’ milk sour.
If they want to civilize the kids, I would suggest Mozart. It works very well with cows, according to some genuine scientific studies—not this kind of lib pseudoscience.
“Rap” history or raping history? (And, history is not one of the sciences, to belabor the obvious.)
Keeping black kids stupid and ignorant. GREAT science! Who are these imbeciles and how did they take over our school systems?
It dumbs down every kid who thinks listening to a style of so-called music will make them smarter.
At risk of what? Being thugs for the rest of their lives? You cannot coddle people and expect anything out of them.
And we wonder why the Chinese is likely to become the world’s preeminent superpower. They concentrate on sciences, math, and engineering and we concentrate on rap.
Distar reading set to music. This happened in the 70’s. Police were portrayed as pigs, literally.