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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Your fact-checker apparently sucks because these things are accurate
    Slave owners were good people and Klowns worked for the good of the community?
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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Don't expect Thrilla to answer in any honesty to this. The guy has been downplaying slavery while arguing he's not downplaying it but doing it anyways. The good wifebeater syndrome if I've ever seen one.
    Yeah. I wasn't really holding my breath.

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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    not a fan of falsehoods being taught in schools.

    whether it be that dinosaurs and man walked the earth together, or Columbus discovered America...
    That really pisses me off. Even ignoring the fact that the Amerindians had lived for thousands of years on the continents before Columbus discovered the continent, Vikings had already landed in Canada.

    It's worse, though, when elementary schools teach his exploits as if he was some sort of hero. It's white supremacist propaganda.
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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    My reaction has nothing to do with unions. It has to do with using taxpayer dollars to teach children that "Africa needs more religion" or that "slaveowners were kind".

    I grew up in a rustbelt city with a long tradition of parallel school systems, public and parochial (Catholic). There were extremely strict limits on using any taxpayer dollars for any religious activity, religious instruction, etc.

    What has happened to these kind of limits? And why is Louisiana blessing any science textbook that teaches bad science?
    Right.

    Generally, school curriculum is going to reflect the social and religious attitudes and beliefs of the citizens of the state and then the same even more so at district school board level. Teachers unions don't have a great deal of influence over specific curriculum. If the people don't want it their voices will be heard and changes will be made. Unfortunately, it would seem that the good people of Louisiana want to follow a very conservative Christian slanted curriculum. I certainly do not agree with any of the reasons in the OP and I would hope most people don't. It does seem that Louisiana may be more likely to agree with it than other people and places.

    The truth is most school systems in America are pure crap these days. I live in Arizona, I think Arizona ranks 48th in education. Sooner or later, it's going to cost Arizona a lot of potential revenue, unless new or large relocating manufacturers and/or distributors are looking for dummies who will work at close to minimum wage. Louisiana is no different.

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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Slave owners were good people and Klowns worked for the good of the community?
    There were good and bad slave owners. Grow up ffs!

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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    That really pisses me off. Even ignoring the fact that the Amerindians had lived for thousands of years on the continents before Columbus discovered the continent, Vikings had already landed in Canada.

    It's worse, though, when elementary schools teach his exploits as if he was some sort of hero. It's white supremacist propaganda.
    Flip Wilson used humor to say just that at a time when white America wouldn't have accepted it otherwise. It's brilliant IMHO, Wilson challenged the standard Columbus bull**** while making people laugh. I think Wilson was the one having the laugh.


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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    There were good and bad slave owners. Grow up ffs!
    Just like there are good and bad rapists.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Yeah. I wasn't really holding my breath.
    well ,I had a response ready to go.. but after seeing you put in with the compulsive liar... I think i'll choose not to bother.

    ciao

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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well ,I had a response ready to go.. but after seeing you put in with the compulsive liar... I think i'll choose not to bother.

    ciao
    Yes, yes. I'm sure it would have been a terribly compelling response.

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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Just like there are good and bad rapists.
    As I said, grow up!

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