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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the current battles over the correct boundaries between states and the federal government isn't required; there is plenty of material in our first century - the civil war for goodness sakes - to allow the students to fully weigh the Federalists and Anti-Federalists arguments with regards to real-world situations involving competing rights and responsibilities. My AP US History Teacher had a brilliant segment on this using the Jackson Administrations' fight with South Carolina.

    Okay so in a course that involves issues of civil rights can the Stonewall riots be mentioned?

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    Generally speaking you're not going to get Civil Rights History in High School - that's a collegiate elective. And I don't really see it happening at the K-8 level.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    exactly. nothing good, nothing bad. nothing about it whatsoever. which is fine - 3rd graders should be learning multiplication tables.
    And people wonder why U.S. schoolkids are behind Taiwanese and others in math...
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Asian parents never give us the "sex talk." They just expect you to be smart enough to figure it out.
    And it isn't taught in schools here either... schools here focus on math, science, Chinese, history and English along with a smattering of other subjects that are of academic relevance... which is the way it SHOULD be...
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And it isn't taught in schools here either... schools here focus on math, science, Chinese, history and English along with a smattering of other subjects that are of academic relevance... which is the way it SHOULD be...
    that's horrible. surely your students are all catching HIV and getting pregnant by the 5th Grade?

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Generally speaking you're not going to get Civil Rights History in High School - that's a collegiate elective. And I don't really see it happening at the K-8 level.

    I remember learning about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Native Americans, etc. But you might be right these days since some people are trying to influence education from a right wing view:

    Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change

    AUSTIN, Tex. — After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.



    Texas Conservatives Win Vote on Textbook Standards - NYTimes.com

    But still you did not answer my question:

    Okay so in a course that involves issues of civil rights can the Stonewall riots be mentioned?

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I remember learning about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Native Americans, etc.
    i guess I thought you meant a specific Civil Rights History course, not a history course that included the civil rights movement

    But still you did not answer my question:
    I won't pretend to know enough about them - it seems off the top of my head to be a pretty basic thing, you don't exactly have a constituency in favor of violence or criminalizing homosexuality. since it's at the high school level I don't really see a problem with mentioning their impact, so long as it doesn't become a front for activism.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    but in general this is (again, I plug) why we should enact school choice. The Texas case wouldn't have been nearly as big a deal if all that was necessary was for parents to send their kids to the school down the street if they didn't approve of the new curriculum.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So I assume you think school dances like prom are a waste, right?
    Can you tell the difference between EXTRAcurricular and curricular activities???
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I believe the politically correct term is 'Sexual asianation'. We don't use orient in reference to people anymore.
    Funny... but kind of sad because the Chinese translation for Orient 東方 is in pretty common usage here...
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