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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    How is it small minded to say I will only pay for classes teaching subjects that I agree should be taught? One of the main problems with the government being involved in education is that it ignores what parents want their kids to learn in favor of what the government wants kids to learn.
    No it does not because they always have the option for private school, independent tutoring, and home schooling where you can have your child taught whatever you want so long as they can do math, speak english, and know some history.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vash1012 View Post
    No it does not because they always have the option for private school, independent tutoring, and home schooling where you can have your child taught whatever you want so long as they can do math, speak english, and know some history.
    That would mean parents still have to follow what the government wants their kids to learn.

    Don't you think it's kind of interesting that you're arguing the government can't cut this class because of academic freedom, but at the same time say they can tell parents what to teach their kids? lol.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    I volunteered with an HIV awareness program that was funded by state tax dollars. It goes both ways so I cannot complain.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That would mean parents still have to follow what the government wants their kids to learn.

    Don't you think it's kind of interesting that you're arguing the government can't cut this class because of academic freedom, but at the same time say they can tell parents what to teach their kids? lol.
    Are you seriously arguing that a parent should have the right to not allow their kid to learn math and english?

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vash1012 View Post
    S.C. college’s production highlights political battle between lawmakers, public universities - The Washington Post

    My lovely state.

    The House has passed a bill that cuts $52,000 in funding to the College of Charleston for having a graphic novel about a family dealing with the suicide of a closeted gay father on the reading list for an introductory course and $17,000 to USC Upstate for having a gay and lesbian awareness week.

    These politicians and those who support them seem to think if you just ignore the existence of something it'll go away. Trying to punish public universities for highlighting issues in the LGBT community is nothing short of authoritarian censorship.
    Isn't such funding discriminatory?

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vash1012 View Post
    Are you seriously arguing that a parent should have the right to not allow their kid to learn math and english?
    Are you arguing that children have a right to a good education? Sorry, but I don't believe that makes any sense.

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Isn't such funding discriminatory?
    As in funding the program itself is discriminatory?

    No the program has nothing to do with LGBT issues. The program is a fund to buy 1 book a year for the new freshman. It's a different book every year and doesn't deal with any particular issue. Its been around for years with support from the State. It just happens that this year the book was about a lesbian with a gay father

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Are you arguing that children have a right to a good education? Sorry, but I don't believe that makes any sense.
    Education up to at least middle school level is a right in this country, yes. That's why public schools exist. That's why there are truancy laws. That's why we have basic criteria for what constitutes a middle school level. You can drop out of high school when you are of a certain age to make that decision. I'm sorry, but I don't believe you are making any sense here. Do you have any legal basis for your opinion here?

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vash1012 View Post
    Education up to a high school level is a right in this country, yes. That's why public schools exist. That's why there are truancy laws. That's why basic criteria for what constitutes a high school level. I'm sorry, but I don't believe you are making any sense here.
    That right you just defended calls for the labor of others to be provided, which makes it unconstitutional. Exactly how does children have the right to the labor of others? Exactly how does one define a good education and exactly why wouldn't another definition that someone else came up with not have just as much merit?

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    Re: SC House votes to cut funding to public university for homosexul literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vash1012 View Post
    Education up to at least middle school level is a right in this country, yes. That's why public schools exist. That's why there are truancy laws. That's why we have basic criteria for what constitutes a middle school level. You can drop out of high school when you are of a certain age to make that decision. I'm sorry, but I don't believe you are making any sense here. Do you have any legal basis for your opinion here?
    If being educated is a right then logically not being educated would be a right, so therefore mandating children going to school against their will doesn't make any sense.

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