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

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    A new reason to *headdesk*.

    Now people want to debate whether slavery was unkind?

    What next? Whether the Holocaust can be excused if only we look at what tidy records the Nazis kept?
    No, you responded to Maggie's comment with some drek pulled right from the public school bastardization of history. Again, that's no excuse for slavery. Neither the North nor the South should be excused for that. But we don't have to make something up just so we can make it evil enough to oppose. It's sufficiently evil enough on it's own.

    Back to the topic of the thread. This is just another dodge by the folks not wanting parents to have the ability to shop their educational dollars.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hikari View Post
    The fact these books are sold enough to even be published in multiple editions is bad enough, it to teach it as fact I say that is downright frightening, an assault against rational thought even.
    Just to let you know, they still teach plenty of long debunked lies in public schools around the nation. Agreed that it's scary.

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

    I was homeschooled and taught science in HS using the Bob Jones University Press books. I scored a 35 on the science section in the ACT, earned a bachelors in Molecular Biology, scored a 96% in the biology section on the PCAT (top 3% in the nation) as well as being selected to work on a research project and presenting my research twice while winning a 1st place award for best paper presentation at one of the meetings. I am now working on a doctorate (doctor of pharmacy). I think I turned out fine with a strong science background coming out of high school.
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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Sounds like nothing more than a left wing smear attack against private schools.If you are going to smear private schools then you should actually post something credible and real. You were duped.

    Besides that this is not a mainstream news source nor is this breaking news seeing how the article is dated Aug 7.
    These are NOT private schools, they are paid for with public funds. They are also clearly in violation of our laws against teaching religion in publicly funded schools. They should be shut down.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, you responded to Maggie's comment with some drek pulled right from the public school bastardization of history. Again, that's no excuse for slavery. Neither the North nor the South should be excused for that. But we don't have to make something up just so we can make it evil enough to oppose. It's sufficiently evil enough on it's own.

    Back to the topic of the thread. This is just another dodge by the folks not wanting parents to have the ability to shop their educational dollars.
    I agree, the separation of church and state issue is a more pertinent discussion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I was homeschooled and taught science in HS using the Bob Jones University Press books. I scored a 35 on the science section in the ACT, earned a bachelors in Molecular Biology, scored a 96% in the biology section on the PCAT (top 3% in the nation) and am now working on a doctorate (doctor of pharmacy). I think I turned out fine
    So, even if all the kids in religious schools have similar excellent outcomes, do you think it's appropriate for tax money to be used to pay for their education?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Just to let you know, they still teach plenty of long debunked lies in public schools around the nation. Agreed that it's scary.
    Like what, for instance?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    So, even if all the kids in religious schools have similar excellent outcomes, do you think it's appropriate for tax money to be used to pay for their education?
    Yes, so long as the government treats all religious institutions equally and they adhere to academic standards. My main point though is that the curriculum people are trying to pass of as terrible or stupid actually did prepare me very well for what I would experience on the ACT and in college.
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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, you responded to Maggie's comment with some drek pulled right from the public school bastardization of history. Again, that's no excuse for slavery. Neither the North nor the South should be excused for that. But we don't have to make something up just so we can make it evil enough to oppose. It's sufficiently evil enough on it's own.

    Back to the topic of the thread. This is just another dodge by the folks not wanting parents to have the ability to shop their educational dollars.
    It's not their dollars, these are public funds being used to indoctrinate children in religious and/or right wing lies. These schools need to be cut off from public funds or shut down immediately.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yes, so long as the government treats all religious institutions equally and they adhere to academic standards. My main point though is that the curriculum people are trying to pass of as terrible or stupid actually did prepare me very well for what I would experience on the ACT and in college.
    So you were asked when dinosaurs lived and answered correctly? You didn't get the answer at school if you did.

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