Here Is What Your Children Are Being Taught In School
This is a discussion on Here Is What Your Children Are Being Taught In School within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Jeanlouise
Personally, I don't think a persons sexual identity should be part of the classroom in ANY way.
If they made a ...
October 29th, 2012 04:33 PM
As 1984 is my favorite book, that doesn't really reflect it right at all. What Texas does is more like the memory hole at the Ministry of Truth.
Originally Posted by Jeanlouise
Texas Conservatives Win Vote on Textbook Standards - NYTimes.com
" “We are adding balance,” said Dr. Don McLeroy, the leader of the conservative faction on the board, after the vote. “History has already been skewed. Academia is skewed too far to the left.”
Battles over what to put in science and history books have taken place for years in the 20 states where state boards must adopt textbooks, most notably in California and Texas. But rarely in recent history has a group of conservative board members left such a mark on a social studies curriculum.
Efforts by Hispanic board members to include more Latino figures as role models for the state’s large Hispanic population were consistently defeated, prompting one member, Mary Helen Berlanga, to storm out of a meeting late Thursday night, saying, “They can just pretend this is a white America and Hispanics don’t exist.”
“They are going overboard, they are not experts, they are not historians,” she said. “They are rewriting history, not only of Texas but of the United States and the world.”
The curriculum standards will now be published in a state register, opening them up for 30 days of public comment. A final vote will be taken in May, but given the Republican dominance of the board, it is unlikely that many changes will be made.
The standards, reviewed every decade, serve as a template for textbook publishers, who must come before the board next year with drafts of their books. The board’s makeup will have changed by then because Dr. McLeroy lost in a primary this month to a more moderate Republican, and two others — one Democrat and one conservative Republican — announced they were not seeking re-election. "
All California has done is require the contributions of gays and lesbians be included instead of ignored/left out, not much like 1984.
October 29th, 2012 04:43 PM
I agree that the education system should not be indoctrinating our children. The best way to counter that is to teach our children right from wrong and the differences in candidates ourselves.
My kids come home and tell me some of the things their teachers have said and I am so proud when my kids don't buy into their propaganda and even speak out against it themselves.
There are always going to be groups that are perverted enough to try to influence the young and vulnerable and they best we can do is provide our children with the fact needed to think for themselves and to see through the propaganda.
October 29th, 2012 04:51 PM
I think it's also really important that we as parents and grandparents make sure our kids understand that it's ok to question your teachers and not accept everything they say as gospel truth. Not in a rude, disrespecful way, but a thoughtful way.
When I was in Elementary school in the 50's we never questioned our teachers. What they said was fact in our eyes. We also trusted authority and rarely questioned it. It never occured to me that they might be wrong.
Nowdays we have to encourage our kids to think for themselves and that adults aren't always right.
October 29th, 2012 05:05 PM
We have home schooled our kid since first grade. She is a senior this year. She has scored in the 95 percentile on the required achievement tests every year. She has done an online course for high school and has maintained a 92 percent gpa. She is very well adjusted socially and emotionally. We never sat at a desk for 8 hours a day mindlessly shoving school data down her throat. She has learned on her own. The only thing we haven't done is beat her up in the bath room or steal her money nor counsel her on how to get an abortion without letting her parents know.. We have brainwashed her to believe in everything we believe is true...jeeez...the Constitution...The Declaration of Independence...Biblical Principles...the values that Christ commanded we adhere to. She saved for her own car, she buys her own gas, she volunteers to work with mentally disabled children, she is looking forward to college, she respects our rules which are not at all rigid, and she has plenty of friends. I'm not sure how the public school system could have improved her current condition or her future. Home schooling does not mean a parent has to invest full time in trying to teach the kid ABC's. There are many ways to educate the kids outside of the People's Republic of Education. If more people will do it the current public education policies will change.
October 29th, 2012 05:15 PM
Seems like a lot of stuff has been left out of and twisted in textbooks in the past for other's agendas; time for the pendulum to swing the other way. Up to the parents to fill in the gaps. Had to find out a lot of stuff on my own like Jim Crow laws and who backed them, Black Panthers, who actually captured blacks to sell to slave traders, history of the two political parties, history of Native Americans and the fight with whites, etc.
October 29th, 2012 05:30 PM
Thanks suntzu! Now I need to punch or shoot something...
Originally Posted by suntzu
October 29th, 2012 05:31 PM
WOW - that video was pathetic. Who are they trying to sway with that video at this point? Undecided voters? Wrong strategy for that.
October 29th, 2012 05:39 PM
When I was in elementary school (not really that long ago), the overly protective "shelter your kids" school system had me thinking that:
-Christopher Columbus landed on Plymouth Rock, leading the Pilgrims
-they made friends with the Indians who showed them how to plant corn
-the Pilgrims showed them how to use iron tools and sew and such,
-then they all sat down and ate out of a big cornucopia and called it Thanksgiving
If that gives you an idea of the caliber of today's education.
Scary now that I look back at it. Glad I was raised to have my own mind.
As we used to teach in the spook business, carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it you may shoot it. If you shoot it you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody - and he finds out about it - he may be very angry with you. -- Jeff Cooper
October 29th, 2012 05:41 PM
Originally Posted by mano3
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
October 29th, 2012 05:44 PM
You should see those adorable kids at recess, goose-stepping in unison back & forth across the playground with their cute little brown shirts & swastika armbands. It's just precious & their folks are soooo proud.
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
October 29th, 2012 06:11 PM
Yes really. You make it sound as if is that way now. It is not. It may be eventually but it is not. I will not start a civil rights discussion here, that's for another forum!
Originally Posted by JayTee
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
October 29th, 2012 07:04 PM
Re: Here Is What Your Children Are Being Taught In School
That's a better statement than I made. I specified the one agenda and to be fair I shouldnt have. Thanks for correcting this!
Originally Posted by BigJon10125
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October 29th, 2012 08:06 PM
Originally Posted by suntzu
October 29th, 2012 08:12 PM
That was the philosophy of an organization in the 1930's. it was a well documented strategy.
Originally Posted by QKShooter
October 29th, 2012 08:41 PM
Godwin's Law touchdowwwwwwwwwwwwn!
Originally Posted by Piratesailor
(Religion had the indoctrination thin in the bag long before the Nazis did)
I don't see why this is a big deal considering it's not new, but that's just me.
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