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Minnesota Schools Close So Teachers Can Play with Dolls, Learn About Teaching Islam

aferndale Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 9:44 AM
Wow, I didn't used to be embarrassed to be from Minnesota. What the hell is going on there? Is this because of all the Somalians the government transplanted?
katepatate Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 3:39 PM
You got big trouble up there with Muslims. Better nip it in the bud now or you will lose all control
Parker01 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 10:22 AM
'I didn't used to be embarrassed to be from Minnesota." Well, you should have been. Walter Mondale comes to mind.
Robert102 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 10:56 AM
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 12:21 PM
Wellstone was the ultimate liberal.
But give him his due. He stood up for what he believed, and NEVER altered his message, wrong as I believe it was.
He was unlike many other politicians in that respect.
katepatate Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 3:41 PM
Isn't Al Franken from there and didn't you all elect a wrestler for your governor? Sounds like all the loons aren't on the lakes.

Each year, Minnesota government schools close for two days (just before the weekend, of course) so teachers’ union members can gather at a conference organized by their union.

It’s meant to “inspire teachers,” EAGnews.org reported, and the conference includes a session titled, “Using Persona Dolls to Promote Social Emotional Intelligence and Acceptance of Diversity.”

The union describes it this way: “Used around the world, persona dolls are lifelike dolls with personalities and stories you create. The dolls become members of your classroom community and children learn by empathizing with the dolls and giving them heartfelt advice on the same...