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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    i guess I thought you meant a specific Civil Rights History course, not a history course that included the civil rights movement
    I don't see how that effects what I asked.

    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.
    I'm not so sure about the criminalizing part after all the State of Texas did go to the SCOTUS in Lawrence vs. Texas.

    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.
    That's up to the student IMHO. After all it is a free country right?

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    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 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.
    It is part of the high school curriculum in Fulton County, Georgia... can't speak for other places, but had I taught U.S. history (I taught political science and world history during my tenure there), I would have been required to teach it...
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

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    that's horrible. surely your students are all catching HIV and getting pregnant by the 5th Grade?
    lol.... that is what liberals would have you believe... of course, the reality is quite the opposite...
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    When do kids usually start to realize they are sexual? 11-14? Thats middle school is it not?

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And people wonder why U.S. schoolkids are behind Taiwanese and others in math...
    My daughter is a High School teacher...she has to include so much crap into her lesson plans theres not enough time in the day to teach the kids the 4rs...
    Im gonna take the heat again for this but...im with digsbe homosexuality should not be a subject in school

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    My daughter is a High School teacher...she has to include so much crap into her lesson plans theres not enough time in the day to teach the kids the 4rs...
    Im gonna take the heat again for this but...im with digsbe homosexuality should not be a subject in school

    I don't think anyone is saying it should be class. But it is in our history and as of late it has been a fairly prominent topic. And it is a part of human sexuality as well.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    My daughter is a High School teacher...she has to include so much crap into her lesson plans theres not enough time in the day to teach the kids the 4rs...
    Im gonna take the heat again for this but...im with digsbe homosexuality should not be a subject in school
    I totally understand this... I also did not have enough time to cover the entire curriculum that was presented to me, especially in the area of World History, which under ideal circumstances can't be taught in a year anyway... and all of this other crap that resulted in lost teaching days due to seminars that the students had to attend and speeches about tolerance and what not... yeah, pathetic... While there are faults with the education system in Taiwan, at least the primary focus is on making sure the kids learn basic skills in math, science, history, Chinese and English...
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I totally understand this... I also did not have enough time to cover the entire curriculum that was presented to me, especially in the area of World History, which under ideal circumstances can't be taught in a year anyway... and all of this other crap that resulted in lost teaching days due to seminars that the students had to attend and speeches about tolerance and what not... yeah, pathetic... While there are faults with the education system in Taiwan, at least the primary focus is on making sure the kids learn basic skills in math, science, history, Chinese and English...

    Do they have art classes?

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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.
    Sounds like you went to a lousy high school...

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