Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
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- Subject: Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
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- Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 08:11:16 -0400
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On Apr 30, 2006, at 3:26 PM, Steve Lamb wrote:
Rich Johnson wrote:
ROFLMAO! You're calling for the elimination of History, Citizenship,
Government, and even the ''Pledge of Allegiance''.
No, there's a difference between teaching those subjects and
going off on
a political tirade during a Geography lesson:
Oh, so the objection is to _dissident_ poltical teaching. Heaven
forbid that high school students should be challenged to think and
decide for themselves.
FWIW, this particular teacher was disciplined, or punished if you
prefer. I find it hard to believe that such stuff is a _prevalent_
problem in US high schools--even though it does make for good
There's also examples of teachers failing to teach that Bush II
43rd (or 42nd, depending on how you count Cleveland) president.
was also a principle who came down hard on teachers who put Bush's
on the wall as the 43rd President and called it political even
spite of their personal beliefs, it is factual.
What're the original sources for these stories?