Skip to comments.Students in VA Middle Sch Pol Class Ass'd to Do Opp Research, Attack Strategies on GOP for Obama
Posted on 03/22/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT by matt04
Megyn Kelly reported on new controversy coming out of a Virginia middle school politics class today, in which an 8th grade teacher assigned students to do opposition research on the four Republican presidential candidates. The students research included looking into the backgrounds of the GOP candidates and finding weaknesses in their positions.
Now, this kind of research wouldnt be out of the norm for a typical politics class if it werent for the teacher requiring the students submit their findings to the Obama campaign!
Trace Gallagher added that not only did the students do research to find weaknesses in the Republican candidates campaign, but were also assigned to come up with a strategy to exploit those weaknesses, and also submit those strategies to the Obama campaign. Furthermore, Trace says that the project was broken up into groups, where two students would write the paper identifying the weaknesses, two would come up with the attack strategy, and then two more would locate people inside the Obama campaign.
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They were ass’d?
I thought the proper verb was “axed.”
assigned....but I like the shortened version....
I thought it was a headline from BET..
I’d tell the teacher my dog ate the homework, because that’s what dogs do: eat turds and vomit, and add that, if teacher likes, I’d concider collecting the poo for mailing to The Obama Campaign, next movement my pet has, that is, if the dog hadn’t died of marxist-ink poisoning when I arrived home.
Middle school should not have classes in political science which deal with specific real time politicians. The best teacher I ever had was in a senior class called Problems of Democracy. The class was required for all seniors to learn how government worked. He taught concepts by posing broad and important questions such as the nature of the Presidency, the nature of leadership, the nature of freedom and of power. He gave us printouts of Hobbes, Locke, Wilson, Truman, Ibsen, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Burke, Coolidge, Kant, Bergson, Sophocles. We read “Enemy of the People, Antigone, and so on. Especially if this is a class for gifted learners they need to be dealing with broad issues and not with petty little opposition research type issues. On this basis I would not stop until this teacher was kicked out of teaching young gifted kids. This is clearly a teacher who does not understand how to teach these sorts of kids. There would, I guarantee, be a new gifted program within a year.