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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I see what he's saying though. With kids in a class, I think the teacher's slant can easily override any objectivity in the textbook. They read the textbook once if you're lucky...they listen to the teacher lecture for an hour for about 180 days out of the year.
    You still have to prove a teacher's slant. Too many really don't know what goes on in a classroom and frankly might well see an honest discussion as slanting. If you want a biased view pushed, you'll see anything other than that bias as being a teacher's slant.


    In any case, I recommend visiting the classroom on occasion. For reasonable people, this can be enlightening.

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Question: In the new history, is Jesus a founder?

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Question: In the new history, is Jesus a founder?
    Isn't he?




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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Isn't he?



    Is that the cover of the new textbook?

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You still have to prove a teacher's slant. Too many really don't know what goes on in a classroom and frankly might well see an honest discussion as slanting. If you want a biased view pushed, you'll see anything other than that bias as being a teacher's slant.


    In any case, I recommend visiting the classroom on occasion. For reasonable people, this can be enlightening.

    Ward Churchill wasn't really slanted as a teacher, just really, really PO'd!



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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

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    What "environmental bs: is currently being taught in schools?
    You're kidding right?

    A national campaign was launched today to get public schools that have shown Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" to give equal time to the opposing view of global warming.

    The Independent Women's Forum launched its Balanced Education for Everyone campaign today. It hopes to have the 2009 documentary "Not Evil, Just Wrong" shown in classrooms around the country. "Not Evil, Just Wrong" claims to expose erroneous claims about global warming.


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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Just want to discuss this part of your post. The Che Guevera poster is a bad idea in a public school.
    A bad idea? I'd argue is far worse than that. Its like saying teaching George Wallace was a stand up guy.

    Che Guevera was a renowned racist and murderer. The idiocy of children or adults putting his image on anything than a trash can smacks of stupidity.

    As far as the internment camps, I can see the argument the teacher might make. By putting the two together, it might suggest that somehow the interment camps where justified, or be viewed as making an excuse for them. The internment camps where simply wrong. Was this from when you attended school? Where the Japanese atrocities mentioned maybe an earlier day?
    As long as both sides were discussed no problem here.

    The last comment I want to make is that there is a difference between a teacher imposing his views, and a textbook doing it. Neither is appropriate, but the textbook reaches a whole lot more kids, and is I think seen as more authoritative.
    Oh I totally disagree. Teachers have a far larger impact on children than textbooks ever will. Teachers can put anything into "context" Books can't talk back.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Below what?



    And your info from no place is going to do what?

    What link? I gave his name and credentials, if you are that interested find it yourself.
    Riiiiight. My info from no place. The Library of Congress is a pretty shady source, isn't it?

    My info is the actual text from letters that still exist in the LOC, written by Jefferson in his own hand.

    I posted links for people like you and texmaster, but you two are a waste of time. You don't read what's posted, or you won't or can't grasp its meaning.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Riiiiight. My info from no place. The Library of Congress is a pretty shady source, isn't it?

    My info is the actual text from letters that still exist in the LOC, written by Jefferson in his own hand.

    I posted links for people like you and texmaster, but you two are a waste of time. You don't read what's posted, or you won't or can't grasp its meaning.
    I know exactly what they mean. As for the intentions of Thomas Jefferson, I will take a PHD and published author on the subject over your interpretation.

    Sorry if you disagree.

    The moment you resorted to personal attacks, this was over anyway.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I know exactly what they mean. As for the intentions of Thomas Jefferson, I will take a PHD and published author on the subject over your interpretation.

    Sorry if you disagree.

    The moment you resorted to personal attacks, this was over anyway.
    I was called a liar earlier. It must have been texmaster. Sorry, if it wasn't you.

    But, again, for maybe the eighth time on this thread, I posted two original documents, and one explains the purpose of the other. Read them if you want to, or not.

    If you do read them, then why not give your own interpretation of the author's intent? If you don't read them, then there was no reason for you to argue with me anyway.
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