"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
My kids have never pushed back on what they are given to read or study.
My only gripe about what they have all been taught thus far is that they are basically clueless about the Constitution except for having read the copy we have here at home, and they've learned about a lot of history that's factual, including slavery and wars. They learned about the economics of slaves and the downside of slavery. They learned about the evils of Hitler and the great doings of the Allies while at the same time learning about Hiroshima & Nagasaki. I want them to learn it all - the good the bad and the ugly. I want them to grow up to be their own people based on what they know, and how they process what they know.
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, don't blame someone else, or expect others to make a change, you should stop complaining and make a different choice. Remember, the circumstances of your birth don't determine the outcome of your life.
No skin off my teeth. Grow up, deal with it, move on.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I see nothing at all wrong with this. schools should promote those aspects of history and while encouraging civil protests, not condone or promote the kind of lawlessness and uncivilized behavior displayed by the OCCUPY movement for example. While there are those who hate the Tea Party, you can't deny that they should be a benchmark for how a civil protest should be conducted.It would establish a committee to regularly review texts and course plans, starting with Advanced Placement history, to make sure materials "promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights" and don't "encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law."