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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I have 2 perspectives. 1-it's not students jobs to protest...it is students jobs to go to school, learn, shut up and color. We have completely screwed up the school process by telling students they have 'rights'. They don't. Sorry...that's just a fact.

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    2-From what I have read, their parents should have protested the proposed changes. What was being proposed was not 'history' and was certainly agenda driven. They should not be teaching students what they should and should not feel or how they should or should not act...especially in a history class.

    If anything, this issue underscores the need for active parent involvement in their students education experience. Even though I disagree with what the board member proposed, I would be grateful for the opportunity to engage via the PTA and school board meetings.
    That is a great point Vance.
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum[W:234]

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I think government and government interests should have no place in education. However, I think the government should provide access and utility to education. It's important that our citizenry be educated. My boyfriend is working in the Middle East right now. It's poor and the people are extremely uneducated compared to western nations, and their governments are largely corrupt. I don't think the US should look like that. Our citizens should be literate, know basic science, know about modern medicine, and have plenty of doctors.
    So, before the Federal government was involved we didn't educate our children? Take a good look at common core, and tell me that their involvement helps anything?
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The shooting started where the labor dispute as going on. The English and the public had been having nothing but problems for some time, so it was just a a matter of time. I showed you very clearly where I derived my information from; nothing is being twisted.
    Labor dispute going on? Matter of time? Huh?

    One more time. The Boston Massacre started because a British guard hit a colonist over the head with a musket. It wasn't a civil protest, and it wasn't non-violent.

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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Hey AW

    I agree...that's ridiculous. Unfortunately school textbooks almost always have some sort of agenda, especially in regards to US history. That's why I tend to be leery of public schools these days. I understand the need for them, I do, but I hope that we can phase out of needing them sometime in the future. I think government-run education is dangerous.
    A Koch Brothers funded private school would be even more dangerous.
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum[W:234]

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I don't have to obey the law. I have a right to protest the law.

    Rosa Parks didn't obey or respect the law, she fought against the law. It was the proper thing to do.
    no you don't have to obey the law, you can go to jail, however respect for authority is obeying law, and it should be taught, or do you favor people flaunting the law.

    Rosa parks fought injustice in law making, she was being denied a "privilege" of government, cause no one has a right to ride a bus.

    the 14th amendment states one state shall deny citiznes privileges it grants to other citiznes, unless it in the interest of the state...the government against her was wrong in its actions.

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

    I am not accusing you of anything. I am trying to have a conservation with you, but you seem to be shutting down the possibility. I have no clue if we agree or disagree...


    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't know that the school system in question isn't teaching the Constitution. Nobody has put their full agenda up to see.

    Can't help you with the issue of the small government conservatives under the Bush administration. You need to ask them.

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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    A Koch Brothers funded private school would be even more dangerous.
    Or a George Soros one more dangerous yet.
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    A Koch Brothers funded private school would be even more dangerous.
    How so?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I am not accusing you of anything. I am trying to have a conservation with you, but you seem to be shutting down the possibility. I have no clue if we agree or disagree...
    Well, considering you keep bringing up the Bush administration and conservatives, I have no idea who you're posting to, since I mentioned neither.

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

    Your responses aren't really responses. Do you think respect for authority should be taught in schools or not?

    I am confused why you quoted me, questioned me, but keep making closed statements with no insight to your beliefs. Usually when people quote and question you, they want a conversation. What are your opinions?



    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's nice. Why don't you post this to conservatives and people who don't support Obama's military actions right now.

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