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Rotten to the Core, Part III: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt

James314 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 11:39 AM
We had a problem in this with Texas using a "Test" developed by the Teachers Union and others. The problem, from my point of view, is that the teachers "taught" the test rather than the subjects. This led to many problem, most notable, many of our students were not ready for college when they graduated. It also allowed the Teachers unions and others to slip in such items as mentioned in the article. That was not all that has come to light recently though. Thankfully we are changing this with legislators who are on the Education committee and are taking a long and serious look at who, what, when and where some of the items come from. It seems that since obama entered office we have had a rise in these types of reports.
Becca in TX Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 11:56 AM
That's why I send my grandson to private school. They still start the day with the pledge and a prayer. They don't take federal funds and don't follow federal guidelines. They don't teach to the test, but they have better SAT scores than public school. They also still have discipline.

Texas is a right-minded red state, where patriotism is still a virtue and political correctness is out of vogue. So how on earth have left-wing educators in public classrooms been allowed to instruct Lone Star students to dress in Islamic garb, call the 9/11 jihadists "freedom fighters" and treat the Boston Tea Party participants as "terrorists"?

Here's the dirty little secret: Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, teachers and administrators committed to academic excellence, progressive activists reign supreme in government schools.

That's because curriculum is king. The liberal monopoly on the modern textbook/curricular market remains unchallenged after a half-century. He who controls...

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