Page 40 of 73 FirstFirst ... 30383940414250 ... LastLast
Results 391 to 400 of 724

Thread: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum[W:234]

  1. #391
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,217

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by GBFAN View Post
    Once again .... the community isn't protesting them. The students are, because they were riled up by teachers who are pissed off because they didn't get the pay raise THEY think they so richly deserve. Don't make it something it isn't ...
    My kids think this whole thing is amusing. The reaction of my oldest was "They don't even know what they're protesting but everyone knows protests are cool. You get a chance to get out of class and piss off your principal."

  2. #392
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:48 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,693

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    My kids think this whole thing is amusing. The reaction of my oldest was "They don't even know what they're protesting but everyone knows protests are cool. You get a chance to get out of class and piss off your principal."
    That's probably about right. Some students would be interested and have some inkling about the controversy, but for the most part, they won't.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

  3. #393
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:48 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,693

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by GBFAN View Post
    There is a cautionary tale here, though ... the teachers have no problem using your kids as tools. These kids have been manipulated. Sure makes you feel comfortable about sending your kids to school when they get indoctrinated, instead of educated.
    Eh, while I have serious professional ethical problems having teachers enlist students in causes to benefit the viewpoints of the teaching body, I must say few groups are above using kids to promote an agenda. Kids are an effective tool and probably will be exploited from time to time.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

  4. #394
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Seen
    04-07-15 @ 09:18 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    1,018

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by GBFAN View Post
    Actually, you're wrong ... there was very little participation by adults (other than teachers) in the so-called protest. The community elected this school board based on their approach. Most still support that ... there are a few outliers, but they are the exception rather than the rule.

    There is a cautionary tale here, though ... the teachers have no problem using your kids as tools. These kids have been manipulated. Sure makes you feel comfortable about sending your kids to school when they get indoctrinated, instead of educated.
    I think this ugly attitude toward young people explains why nobody under 65 votes for Republicans anymore, unless they live in a compound in the desert, or a trailer park in the South.

  5. #395
    Guru
    csbrown28's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    NW Virginia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 12:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,047

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I think government-run education is dangerous.
    Ummm.....Are you suggesting that private ED would be less likely to drive an agenda?
    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary (or faith) depends upon his not understanding it.”

  6. #396
    Sage
    jet57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    not here
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:17 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    24,722

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What is your definition of "civil protest"? I can't answer the question about Bunker Hill until you define it. As far as the Declaration of Independence, you're not seriously equating that to a bunch of high schoolers deciding what curriculum they want to study, are you?
    Yeah, hi. You’re posts are not very clear. It was reported on CBS News this morning that one of the changes the school board wanted in the texts was to leave out all of the civil protests that have happened, so what you’re referring to with “civil protests” I have no idea. Please clarify what you want me to speak to. In order for to you speak about Bunker Hill you would have to know what it was: it’s not a trick question,
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

  7. #397
    Sage
    jet57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    not here
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:17 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    24,722

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    Popular imagination would think that as soon as a ancient native people stepped on a territory back over 12,000 years ago, the same people lived there until the Evil Europeans took it from them.

    North and South America Natives were constantly warring and moving. Just like Europe. You think the boundries of Poland were always the same?

    I was refering to the ancient Pueblo people, the Anasazi:

    The Ancestral Puebloan farmers were relatively successful in the Four Corners area for over a thousand years, but by AD 1300 they had left the entire region. Long-term climate changes that reduced crop yield may have been among the reasons that the Ancestral Puebloans finally moved away from their former homeland.
    BLM Colorado | Anasazi Heritage Center | Who Were the Anasazi?
    Sorry, but what you're saying doesn't add up against the history as I related it to you. I ace you very psecific answers to your alleged points and you keep jumping around.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

  8. #398
    Sage
    jet57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    not here
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:17 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    24,722

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    well your reading is something to be desired...the subject is the foundation of america............you need to get you dates straight....the tea party was in 1773....the first continental congress met in 1774

    i stated clearly, that the founders tried to work with the king, they sent him petitions of their grievances as however he ignored them, and they continued to try to work with the king, when he THREATEN THEM they turned to revolution.

    revolution forged this nation, laying its foundation....not protest.
    No; he subject is 1000 high school kids walking out of class. And what dates are you talking about? Tres drunks asked what the foundation was; apparently she doesn't know or simply can't ask the question she wants answered. The founders working with the king means nothing to the over all point of cvil disobedience and armed conflict as a solution.

    revolution forged this nation, laying its foundation....not protest.
    So, the kids are absolutely right then.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

  9. #399
    Educator
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Last Seen
    10-23-14 @ 02:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    945

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Read. Then post
    As I said, there were a few parents there ... but, look at the pictures. To assume that this fiasco somehow had significant parental support is a mistake.
    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
    - Orson Welles

  10. #400
    Educator
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Last Seen
    10-23-14 @ 02:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    945

    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    My kids think this whole thing is amusing. The reaction of my oldest was "They don't even know what they're protesting but everyone knows protests are cool. You get a chance to get out of class and piss off your principal."
    Bingo!
    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
    - Orson Welles

Page 40 of 73 FirstFirst ... 30383940414250 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •