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Connecticut Considers Bill Requiring Students Learn "Labor History" ^ | March 17, 2012 | Kyle Olson

Posted on 03/17/2012 4:20:49 AM PDT by Kaslin

The Connecticut Senate is considering a bill which would require all government school students to learn “labor history” as a part of the curriculum. The bill would add language to existing law which stipulates the types of subjects schools shall teach.

Currently, the law requires students to learn information about these histories:

• the historical events surrounding the Great Famine in Ireland;
• African-American history;

• Puerto Rican history;
• Native American history

Strangely, “American” history is missing from the list. But if the Connecticut Democrats get their way, students will be learning more about the virtues of Jimmy Hoffa than of George Washington; of Andy Stern than of Abraham Lincoln.

The bill would insert the requirement in two parts of existing law. The other lists several subjects which students shall learn, including:

• the arts
• career education
• consumer education

• health and safety, including, but not limited to,
o human growth and development
o nutrition
o first aid
o disease prevention
o community and consumer health
o physical, mental and emotional health, including:
~ youth suicide prevention
~ substance abuse prevention

~ safety, which may include
• the dangers of gang membership, and
• accident prevention
• language arts, including reading, writing, grammar, speaking and spelling
• mathematics
• physical education
• science
• social studies, including, but not limited to, citizenship, economics, geography, government and history

Lawmakers clearly haven’t updated the law to require students learn about “technology” but they want students to learn about the virtues of Big Labor. How comforting. It shows where their priorities lie.

If this bill passes, it will add Connecticut to a very short list of progressive states that have done such a thing. As I talked about in “Indoctrination: How Useful Idiots Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism,” Wisconsin (under total Democrat control) passed a similar bill. The law states students must learn about the collective bargaining process – even though the legislature last year severely curtailed it for public employees.

The United Teachers Los Angeles – in conjunction with L.A. Unified School District – created a similar program and the California legislature funded its replication. Two employees of LAUSD push the program locally and around the country.

If Democrats in Connecticut get their way, this same propaganda will be coming to a classroom in that state as well.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Connecticut

1 posted on 03/17/2012 4:20:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

That’s what you get with “UNION SCHOOLS”.

If I had had any idea that our “UNION SCHOOL” was filling my son’s head with that crap, he would have attended a “nonunion” school.

2 posted on 03/17/2012 4:29:46 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Kaslin; campaignPete R-CT; Clintonfatigued; Impy; Clemenza; Dengar01; AuH2ORepublican

Labor history, eh ? Thuggery & mayhem 101.

3 posted on 03/17/2012 4:32:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Kaslin

Communist indoctrination mandated by law.

4 posted on 03/17/2012 4:43:06 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Kaslin

Yep....still one more reason people and businesses are flocking to

5 posted on 03/17/2012 4:44:06 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Kaslin

Of course you really couldn’t teach labor history without large doses of “Das Kapital” thrown in.

6 posted on 03/17/2012 4:45:25 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Kaslin

Extra credit for tracking down the remains of Jimmy Hoffa

7 posted on 03/17/2012 4:53:15 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long control the people.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

or “How to Engage in Violent Protest 101”

8 posted on 03/17/2012 5:48:44 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: Kaslin
Accelerated class.


9 posted on 03/17/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: CMailBag

I am a CT resident. I was assigned here by the Navy in 2006 by the Navy. Now, I am a civilian. One day when the housing market allows me to sell my house at a price that I can afford, my family and I are going to leave this state and their confiscatory tax policies. Sadly, this state could be beautiful.

10 posted on 03/17/2012 7:18:52 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Kaslin

I think if the course included some critical thinking, this would be an excellent addition to the curriculum. Students would be aware of the damage the unions have done to our country and why there isn’t any industry left to speak of. The only professions the unions now control are those that can’t be taken off shore.

It could backfire big time.

11 posted on 03/17/2012 7:45:28 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: fieldmarshaldj; metmom; wintertime

“Labor history, eh ? Thuggery & mayhem 101.”

Very amusing. But it’s worth noting that many employers also engaged in thuggery and mayhem and forced employees to work in appalling conditions at minimal pay. Few remember this now, but the exploitive behavior of many factory owners helped the rise of Marxism by making its theories sound credible.

12 posted on 03/17/2012 8:18:45 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Kaslin; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...


This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

13 posted on 03/17/2012 8:52:40 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

they teach gay culture/marriage.

14 posted on 03/17/2012 10:17:10 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Illinois to campaign against MITT.)
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To: Kaslin

Forced collectivism 101.
can’t learn enough about the many positive aspects side of THAT.

15 posted on 03/17/2012 3:13:50 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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