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    Re: Do you believe....

    I think it depends on where you are and what type of school. If you live in a rural part of a state that is predominantly conservative then probably not, but if you live in a larger city that is more diverse with its demographics then probably yes. If the school is private then probably no, but if the school is public then probably more yes, but again, that also most likely depends on the location in relation to the surrounding demographics. I think it's easy to generalize it but in reality is more complex than that I think.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by wanderlust View Post
    I think it depends on where you are and what type of school. If you live in a rural part of a state that is predominantly conservative then probably not, but if you live in a larger city that is more diverse with its demographics then probably yes. If the school is private then probably no, but if the school is public then probably more yes, but again, that also most likely depends on the location in relation to the surrounding demographics. I think it's easy to generalize it but in reality is more complex than that I think.
    We thought by moving to suburbia, we could at least temporarily escape the bondage of Liberalism but, sadly, it caught up to us before our children graduated. Fortunately, as they grow into their 30s, the errors of their ways are being realized.
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    We thought by moving to suburbia, we could at least temporarily escape the bondage of Liberalism but, sadly, it caught up to us before our children graduated. Fortunately, as they grow into their 30s, the errors of their ways are being realized.
    Oh, for Pete's sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Oh, for Pete's sake.
    Yep because the ideology of those who control the major cities. some of the Leftist [due to economics] had to move to the outlying areas and infect the schools.
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    We thought by moving to suburbia, we could at least temporarily escape the bondage of Liberalism but, sadly, it caught up to us before our children graduated. Fortunately, as they grow into their 30s, the errors of their ways are being realized.
    Can you describe what it is that you would consider to be the "bondage of liberalism" in school, such as the high school that your children went to? I graduated high school last May and I am currently in my first year of college and life in school was pretty normal without any noticeable political influence in the halls or classrooms. A lot of the politically driven conversations happening in high schools right now for example are usually student driven without the influence of teachers or administrators. I was involved in student government (treasurer (jr) and vice president (sr)), I was on the debate team which many of the debates were obviously influenced by political events, I was a reporter and eventually an editor for the school newspaper and other school clubs that would have assumed political influence from teachers and administrators but mostly, other than some rules, we acted on our own ideology and ethics.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Oh, please do tell us exactly what the "leftist agenda" is.
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    Oh, for Pete's sake.
    Your feigned ignorance is amusing.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    It depends on the school district and which state. The Federal school system is as are most universities.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    When I could go to school in a blue state and still wind up "learning" that sex is evil and evolution isn't settled, no, education is not run by liberal thought, which is generally not so anti-science, or pro-ignorance. It's run by the same people as everything else: idiot ideologues and those who are willing to kowtow to them as though they are in any way worth paying attention to for longer than it takes to slam the door in their face and make sure it locked.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by wanderlust View Post
    Can you describe what it is that you would consider to be the "bondage of liberalism" in school, such as the high school that your children went to? I graduated high school last May and I am currently in my first year of college and life in school was pretty normal without any noticeable political influence in the halls or classrooms. A lot of the politically driven conversations happening in high schools right now for example are usually student driven without the influence of teachers or administrators. I was involved in student government (treasurer (jr) and vice president (sr)), I was on the debate team which many of the debates were obviously influenced by political events, I was a reporter and eventually an editor for the school newspaper and other school clubs that would have assumed political influence from teachers and administrators but mostly, other than some rules, we acted on our own ideology and ethics.

    as a teen, or a young adult, i hope you see the world in a very idealistic way

    most kids tend to do this

    as you grow older, and see the world as it actually is, a lot of people change how they feel about certain things

    the idealism is replaced with realism

    perfect example....taxes

    we know that taxes have to be paid

    but how much, how they are spent, and who participates are some of the sticking points

    we look at government, and again the same things

    how much, how much power, whether federal or state level controlled....all sticking points

    If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart. If You Are Not a Conservative at 35 You Have No Brain

    again, idealism versus reality....at least that is my take
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    as a teen, or a young adult, i hope you see the world in a very idealistic way

    most kids tend to do this

    as you grow older, and see the world as it actually is, a lot of people change how they feel about certain things

    the idealism is replaced with realism

    perfect example....taxes

    we know that taxes have to be paid

    but how much, how they are spent, and who participates are some of the sticking points

    we look at government, and again the same things

    how much, how much power, whether federal or state level controlled....all sticking points

    If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart. If You Are Not a Conservative at 35 You Have No Brain

    again, idealism versus reality....at least that is my take
    I understand that and obviously I will not know if my ideals will change until I am older, but what exactly are schools, such as high schools, doing in your opinion that make the student experience one that is, in another person's words, a "bondage of liberalism"? Students are more aware than I think people give them credit for often times and so how do you differentiate the student's own beliefs and ethical view vs what you or others may believe the school system or school staff itself is doing to manipulate them or how to think liberally?

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