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

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    How is promoting this kind of nonsense "an attack on christianity"?

    Your post doesn't make any sense, but I know what you're getting at.

    Where is Mother Jones when schools force students to sing ballads celebrating Barack Hussein Obama? "mmm-mmm-mmm!"

    Where is Mother Jones when college professers are violating the law, by making students pledge their vote to Barack Hussein Obama AND putting their political party on the same form?

    Here's a good one for ya...ready? Where is Mother Jones, when schools teach kids that Senator Joe McCarthy had anything to do with the House Un-American Activities Comittee? These are schools that don't even teach kids the difference between The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate.

    But, Mother Joke busts their asses to target these private Christian schools? Why do you suppose that is?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Your post doesn't make any sense, but I know what you're getting at.

    Where is Mother Jones when schools force students to sing ballads celebrating Barack Hussein Obama? "mmm-mmm-mmm!"

    Where is Mother Jones when college professers are violating the law, by making students pledge their vote to Barack Hussein Obama AND putting their political party on the same form?

    Here's a good one for ya...ready? Where is Mother Jones, when schools teach kids that Senator Joe McCarthy had anything to do with the House Un-American Activities Comittee? These are schools that don't even teach kids the difference between The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate.

    But, Mother Joke busts their asses to target these private Christian schools? Why do you suppose that is?
    Adpst, do you have any evidence of any of these egregious errors of fact, other than my own Op about McCarthy on DP?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It taught everything I needed to know. There was literally only 1 chapter that focused on both the creationist viewpoint and the evolutionary viewpoint. They discussed how "dinosaurs" may be creatures like the leviathan that was referenced in Job. The OP is a spin job that was created to make the curriculum appear devoid of all facts. The curriculum for the different sciences taught me what I needed to know and personally I think they were better than what most of my publicly schooled friends received.
    Hmm It appears it was you who got the "spin job" instead of a real education. You sound quite smart so I can see why it wouldn't have mattered to YOU. Not everybody is as quick and those with weaker minds will suffer the worst. Why should the Govt. pay to teach a religion to children? How many hours a week were used for bible related activities?

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

    It should be interesting when the first separation of church and state cases from this start to arise.
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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    I would have to question the education of the writer and the OP instead of Louisiana school children.

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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) 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.
    Congratulations on you success.

    I don't really think what they're teaching would effect careers in molecular biology or pharmacy however. Those can be compartmentalized. Also, its probably more useful to measure a population taught with those textbooks than just looking at your individual example.

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

    not a fan of falsehoods being taught in schools.

    whether it be that dinosaurs and man walked the earth together, or Columbus discovered America...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Congratulations on you success.

    I don't really think what they're teaching would effect careers in molecular biology or pharmacy however. Those can be compartmentalized. Also, its probably more useful to measure a population taught with those textbooks than just looking at your individual example.
    I agree, moreover individual experience is meaningless, because individuals can be outliers, you have to look at people as a whole when talking about public policy.

    As an example, of how false a conclusion can be gathered, under Obama my income has tripled (which is true it has) therefore people not doing well are being lazy because it worked for me. See how assuming similarities between me and others can lead to an erroneous statement?

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

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    I believe slave owners were kind. They had quite an investment in their slaves. They were valuable assets. I think the majority of slave owners probably did not abuse their slaves any more than they would abuse their horses.
    A kind slave owner is similar to a generous wife beater.
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    Re: 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

    It takes a special kind of apologist to try and downplay the evil that was slavery. Usually they are either ignorant of history or closet racists. So you gotta be careful cause you might confuse outright ignorant folks with racists. In this school's case, the claim is that it wasn't that bad because they weren't beaten daily! Oh great! What a relief. I guess that makes up for being bred, sold and treated like cattle; then having their cultural history and family structures destroyed. I guess it also makes up for 300+ years of zero or near zero amount of rights. Yeah, slavery wasn't as bad as they paint it! I'm convinced now!

    The biggest myth told by the conservative right is that it was the progressive ideas of the mid 20th century that destroyed the black family structure. As if it had existed in full force during the 17th century or even after.
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