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Watchdog Scrutiny Prompts Denver Schools to Drop Teacher ‘Social Justice’ Standard

DavidOlsen54 Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 7:33 PM
So you think it is such a big deal to have teachers make our children think between the lines? Why would we want robots for children? Have you seen China's education system? They're all little robots! This is why America is GREAT because we think for ourselves! (not selfishly) I agree, we're way below MANY countries, but to add" What do you think about this issue,or how could we do that another way" would not take an entire class period. Get over yourself Mr.Olson, and more so MrPeterson, give a little from your heart. If we didn't stand up to England with OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE because some people thought: Hey! There's another way we can live, with out oppression by the Brits! You're welcome. Hopefully your heads did not blow up.

DENVER – Chalk one up for America and the Independence Institute.

In August, EAGnews reported on a new teacher evaluation system proposed in Denver which would rate teachers as “distinguished” – the highest rating – when they:

- Encourage students to “challenge and question the dominant culture.”
- Encourage students to take social action to change/ improve society or work for social justice.
- Use Visuals and artifacts to represent various cultures/world groups.

The system, first uncovered by the Independence Institute, put a strong emphasis on “social justice” activities. It would naturally require...