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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The reasoning perhaps, but the adjectives were chosen by the writer of the article, thereby inserting his own leanings in the reporting of the news.
    The reasoning goes with the adjectives. And the reasoning really is skewed and not accurate. Others have pointed out why.

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, I agree it is over hyped. I just wish any school board would make more sense than the Texas school board does much of the time.
    C'mon, aren't you hoping that those new social studies books have Jesus riding a dinosaur somewhere in there? How sweet would THAT be!?

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    C'mon, aren't you hoping that those new social studies books have Jesus riding a dinosaur somewhere in there? How sweet would THAT be!?
    Well, . . yeah, . . . but not for any ideological reasons. I just like the idea.

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    How was America founded on Christan beliefs when were are not even a theocracy?

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    A little bit of reading is in store for you ludahai to actually get what the Founding fathers wanted you should really read the Federalist papers.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Really? What year are they from? I have the latest edition of 'Exploring History'. B.C.E. across the board.
    Ohhh... one book compared to the more than one hundred books of history in my personal library .. only a very small number of them using the BC/BCE notation.

    Only that is not what this is doing and you're being dishonest. They are starting with the assumption that the UN is actively trying to undermine US law and authority. They are starting off with bias. So how the **** could they possibly be giving students 'the evidence'? Did you read your own article? Here:
    The teacher is the one who will ultimately teach the course. Again, if I were in the classroom, I would turn it into a student centered activity where they would research the issue with guidance (and my guidance would be neutral) to understand the issue and make a judgement for themselves. You know, there ARE some teachers out there who strive to teach critical thinking skills to our students...


    They are telling kids 'The U.N. is trying to undermine U.S. sovereignty.' - Here's the cases [ not stated in books: we think] represent this.' That is NOT providing evidence. That is creating a slant in thought.
    That is in the standards. That does not mean this is how it will be taught in the classroom. You obviously do not understand the latitude individual teachers have in their own classrooms.

    Really? You disagreed with it? Funny how you failed to mention that little tid-bit of information. Irrelevant of who you might think Jefferson was influenced by his own work has been described as having influenced others.
    It wasn't in the article.

    If they said 'Father Hidalgo of Mexico was influenced by the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas' fine. **** it. I'll even give you Bartolome De Las Casas. Both those guys are huge. In Latin America. But Jefferson being replaced by St. Thomas Aquinas in terms of influencing revolutions? Are you serious?
    For the second time, you know you disagree with this point. Again, were I in the classroom, I would ensure the students know the importance of Thomas Jefferson but also examine what influenced him and the world he lived in.

    They won't be calling them liberals. Which is the point I'm trying to get through to you.
    What will they be calling them? Revolutionaries?

    Only they won't. And you'd have to think we here are ****ing morons if we believe for one second that your hopes and dreams and whatever other aspiration it is you have for conservatives revising history books as they see fit are going to teach that the dollar dropped 40% during a period where 2 branches of government were controlled mostly by Republicans. You really would have to think that.
    Currencies rise and fall over time. The dollar is dropping against Asian currencies in the Obama watch as well. Wish to teach that?

    Oh I have no doubt that the guy who defends Pius XII for not openly condemning Nazi Germany would have a problem with 'ivory tower' academia. You really don't have to tell me twice.
    You mean as opposed to his opposing it openly and getting taken prisoner by the Italian authorities rather than working quietly and actually trying to get something constructive done? The problems with the likes of you is that you think the only way to accomplish something is to browbeat it into people. There are times when prudence is the proper course, as evidenced by Pope Pius XII. Also, that has nothing to do with this case -- so take your anti-Catholic ignorance and bigotry elsewhere...
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Who said Texas was a scientific backwater? This is an important new experimental test of the theory: Is ignorance bliss? Well done, Texas school board, well done!
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Blatantly partisan curriculum. So much for trying to keep politics out of the classroom.

    The worst part is, standards for Texas schoolbooks end up affecting many other states, since Texas is such a large purchaser of books, the publishers will make sure to conform to their standards to make sure they can sell there.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    The textbooks that I've seen have a slight liberal slant in some areas. I don't agree with their take on everything. Of course the reasonable thing to do is present both sides to of each argument and let students decide for themselves. I guess that went over the heads of the folks on the school board.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Yet another reason never to move to Texas!

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
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    Good.



    Also, good. It is true in many areas.



    Heaven forbid that we actually teach what the influences of our Founding Fathers were...



    Heaven forbid that we teach students what the government of the US REALLY is...



    Heaven forbid we actually teach some BASIC economic understanding...



    Well, duhh...
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