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Distinguished’ Denver Teachers Encourage Students to Diss American Culture

everyonesfacts4u Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 11:19 AM
I find Zinn an excellent source to get at point of view. I don't care too much for his heavy handed style, but he is effective at telling a history from below. It is good to get kids to see that all history is biased and not to take everything an author writes without questioning. If the teacher is saying that Zinn is always correct then that is a problem. Here is the course page:
What happens when progressives run government schools? They judge teachers based upon their own socio-political values.

They don’t care if Billy or Suzie can read or write very well. But they want to make sure the kids are aware of all the social injustice plaguing the United States of America.

That’s the only possible explanation for Denver Public Schools’ new teacher evaluation system .

The system will rate teachers as “distinguished” – the highest rating – when they (among other things):

Encourage students to “challenge and question the dominant culture.”...