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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Nah. My words. I was just being a smart ass because I did not like Jerry's insinuation there was nothing to protest.
    Okay, but Jerry's question is sort of a good one.

    I've read a lot of posts in this thread about how neat and great it is that the students are protesting. I'd like to see something that shows they know exactly what it is that they're protesting. Specifics about what's being cut or added or censored, what specifically they object to, etc. From the students, I mean. I've not seen anything, and again having 3 high schoolers, I know they would jump at a chance to protest if it meant, as my eldest said, missing classes and pissing off the principal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    One of the best professors I had would ask people in discussion groups what their opinion was on historical matters and you were graded on your ability to demonstrate critical thinking and knowledge of the historical event. Then for the written assignment, you had to write a paper presenting an opposing viewpoint. There was no expectation that you change your mind...merely that you truly study history.
    All my college history professors were ultra liberal and assigned incredibly biased books to read. I would just read the chapter titles and write what I knew the professors wanted to hear and I do not think I ever got less than a 95% on a paper.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    All my college history professors were ultra liberal and assigned incredibly biased books to read. I would just read the chapter titles and write what I knew the professors wanted to hear and I do not think I ever got less than a 95% on a paper.
    Therein lays the problem with institutions of supposed higher education today...And (depending on when you went through college) in today's costs roughly $8K per semester to have some liberal progressive goof ball rake in a 6 digit salary from the University to attempt to screw up minds instead of teach.
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum[W:234]

    Overall, I think we see the problem here...question the liberal progressive path in education today, and boom! They get all upset....Tells me that the conservatives in CO. are on the right path.
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum[W:234]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Okay, but Jerry's question is sort of a good one.

    I've read a lot of posts in this thread about how neat and great it is that the students are protesting. I'd like to see something that shows they know exactly what it is that they're protesting. Specifics about what's being cut or added or censored, what specifically they object to, etc. From the students, I mean. I've not seen anything, and again having 3 high schoolers, I know they would jump at a chance to protest if it meant, as my eldest said, missing classes and pissing off the principal.
    That is kind of true of adults as well. I know many people who want a chance to protest as an excuse to miss work or as an "F you" to the powers of society. Protest tends to be more emotionally guided than intellectually guided. A few intellectual leaders usually tend to rise to become the voices and spokesman of the movement and the rest will parrot their words and talking points.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Overall, I think we see the problem here...question the liberal progressive path in education today, and boom! They get all upset....Tells me that the conservatives in CO. are on the right path.
    Nah. They are just trying to do the same things the liberal progressives have done, which makes it worse because now they are hypocrites.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Nah. They are just trying to do the same things the liberal progressives have done, which makes it worse because now they are hypocrites.
    Maybe, but the solution to that, is to do nothing and allow the subversive indoctrination of our children by lib/progs embedded in the education system...At some point that has to change.
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    From your link:

    It was March 5, 1770, a snowy night, when a couple of young boys began throwing snowballs at soldiers. As the crowd grew larger people continued to throw ice and taunt them.

    From the same link (you should have read it to get some details, which you will see are EXACTLY what I said):

    On March 5, 1770 at approximately 9:00 pm an angry crowd approached sentry Hugh White standing on guard outside of the Customs House. By this time the agitators have already been in another street brawl were ready for action. One of the leaders, Edward Garrick started insulting private White, saying among other things that his company commander was a cheat and did not pay him for a wig. In perhaps the most critical mistake of this evening, White allowed himself to get involved in the quarrel and struck Garrick in the face with the butt of a musket. From there the situation quickly escalated. Despite the reinforcements and the actions taken by captain Preston trying to control the crowd, the angry mob was getting out of control. The seven British solders tried to take White to safety but could not reach him and were forced to defend themselves. Some of the attackers were waving clubs and throwing stones. At some point somebody yelled “You sons of bitches to fire! You can’t kill us all! Fire! Whey don’t you fire? You dare not fire!”

    In the next few minutes the violence reached its peak. One of the attackers threw a club at private Hugh Montgomery, knocking him off his feet. Rising, Montgomery fired a shot into the air. He was stricken again with a club and Montgomery had no choice but to point his gun at the attacker, Richard Palmes who quickly fled. At the same time another soldier Private Matthew Killroy pointed his musket at the other two attackers, Edward Langford and Samuel Gray. “God damn you, don’t fire!” Gray called out. Probably the anger and the fear of being beaten by a club like his fellow solder, private Killroy pulled the trigger mortally wounding Gray. More shots were fired and more people fell to the ground wounded or dead, leaving the aftermath of 5 civilian deaths.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If no one knows what exactly is being protested, how do we theres anything to protest at all?
    I already told you what is being protested.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Okay, but Jerry's question is sort of a good one.

    I've read a lot of posts in this thread about how neat and great it is that the students are protesting. I'd like to see something that shows they know exactly what it is that they're protesting. Specifics about what's being cut or added or censored, what specifically they object to, etc. From the students, I mean. I've not seen anything, and again having 3 high schoolers, I know they would jump at a chance to protest if it meant, as my eldest said, missing classes and pissing off the principal.
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