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    Re: Do you believe....

    What do you mean as "run by"? Teachers? Professors? The head administration?
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Do you believe that the school system is ran mostly by liberals?
    I dont think it's ideological like that, but it is run and funded poorly and mismanaged as much as one could mismanage it.
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    Re: Do you believe....

    i can see from my time on this board that i might be among the younger posters at 27 years old, so i have a feeling that i might be closer to the university experience than others (unless you are faculty)

    i would say that the "colleges are liberal brainwashing factories" meme is overstated in most cases. obviously at liberal arts colleges and the faculty among ivy league and other elite universities, the faculty is overwhelming liberal and i think there are studies that support that, and it has been trending more and more liberal over the past few decades.

    however, unless you are a political science major, or a humanities major, i doubt you are likely to experience this. i went to a small private school in PA, but have friends that i visited at other schools in various states, private and public, big and small. in almost all cases, the students are there to get drunk, party, and have sex with each other. i rarely heard political speech at all in any situation at any school. now, i was math/comp sci so most of my courses were numbers related and didn't lend themselves to political discussion anyway.

    so i would summarize it by saying that, unless you go to school specifically to study politics or the humanities, you aren't likely to become "brainwashed", and are probably more concerned with keeping your grades good enough not get kicked out and find out where the party is this weekend. and if you went to school specifically for that, then you most likely already had a liberal disposition and it is a "preaching to the choir" thing rather than actively converting others.

    finally, i think the battles over what gets put into middle school text books is what would have the greater effect in terms of planting the seeds into malleable minds before kids develop critical thinking skills and learn to question what they're being told. and the big problem now in middle school/high school is a perverse incentive system tied to standardized test scores. the kids are being taught what is on the test instead of being tested on what they are taught, and with the pressure put upon them from their parents about how critical it is to obtain a college degree today, they will memorize whatever they have to in order to get the highest score.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    wut?

    i have run offices, and businesses for a LOT of years

    we are constantly adapting our systems, our software and hardware, to keep up with today's very competitive business world

    every person is cross trained to do not only their job, but cover at least two other desks for vacations, emergencies, etc

    no one comes back to a desk piled high....and vacations are a MUST....gives me time to find out if anything is amiss in your area

    that is not liberal, or conservative thinking

    that is freaking common sense in today's business world

    the day i have to worry about training my replacement is the day i need to walk out the door

    not sure where your point of view comes from, but it is very biased, and very wrong
    In case you didn't notice, I voted yes.

    I never worried one bit about training my replacement. It was my pleasure to help another individual to succeed.

    My post was certainly not intended as an invitation for you to tell us how great thou art. "Freaking common sense"? It sounds more like ISO qualifications to be a horizontal company.
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Do you believe that the school system is ran mostly by liberals?

    In my experience, elementary and middle school teachers are a mixed lot, and possibly lean a little conservative on the whole.

    By the time you get to High School, I think liberalism is substantially more common among the teaching staff, from what I've seen.

    And Universities of course, the prevalence of liberal professors is overwhelming.


    By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.
    College Faculties A Most Liberal Lot, Study Finds (washingtonpost.com)

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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    In case you didn't notice, I voted yes.

    I never worried one bit about training my replacement. It was my pleasure to help another individual to succeed.

    My post was certainly not intended as an invitation for you to tell us how great thou art. "Freaking common sense"? It sounds more like ISO qualifications to be a horizontal company.

    no

    your post was another bashing conservatives in a very biased way

    i just needed to set the record straight

    and i dont give a crap how you voted.....i replied to what you wrote.....period

    maybe keep your biased point of view to yourself in some things....ok?
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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.
    No education is the agenda. The teachers unions have destroyed our education system and is continually allowed by liberals to maintain the teacher's union vote. That is why a voucher system will allow parents and students to choose a school based on educational performance. And not be forced to be taught by a teacher that it's their priority to squeeze high pay and benefits for not teaching, leaving our students uneducated.

    This is interesting, over the past several decades despite doubling what we spend per student on kindergarten-through-12th-grade education, performance has not advanced. All because of the "can't fire me" teachers and their poor performance.
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    no

    your post was another bashing conservatives in a very biased way

    i just needed to set the record straight

    and i dont give a crap how you voted.....i replied to what you wrote.....period

    maybe keep your biased point of view to yourself in some things....ok?
    No.

    Not ok Godiva. BTW, you forgot to vote.

    My "point of view", or opinion is just that. It may seem biased to you, but you should just keep that to yourself since I don't give a **** what you think about my opinions. In case you didn't know, this is a debate site. It works so much better when there are two sides to each topic.

    I noticed that you posted the "if you're not conservative by age..." , earlier like it was something new. That tells me quite a bit about you. I shall keep that opinion to myself.
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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.
    It wasn't the schools as much as Austin TX. itself. High bills for everything [taxes, utilities, general cost of living, etc.], onerous regulations and permitting. [to the point where some businesses have either quit expanding or have moved to other locations] making the citizens subscribe to all sorts of 'progressive schemes with astronomical costs.

    However the schools did have a greater number of like-minded Leftist morons teaching their ideology. Many of those could no longer afford the urban scene and forced to the 'burbs'.

    Do you mind me asking where you went to schools and where you are now? PM if you like.
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    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.
    Think you meant Red State. And please don't pretend you know what it's like here in the 'colonies'. 8)
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