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

Robert102 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 10:55 AM
Sad to say...being from Minnesota, I see this first hand. The teacher's unions have spent millions because "it's for the kids". And because so many Minnesotans are gullible liberals, the unions often get their way. And thanks to our infamous sanctuary cities, gang violence is on the increase. It is my understanding that we now have one of the largest (if not the largest) Somalian populations in the country. So now this new group includes many fundraisers who send money and their own children back to home to assist in terrorism. And unfortunately we have the most left-leaning Mayors in the country who have found many new ways to tax our citizens. If I didn't have grand children here I would have been gone long ago...
katepatate Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 3:38 PM
It's never for the kids. It's for the teachers and the teachers' union. Worst thing to ever happen to education is when teachers became unionized. Get your kids out of government schools if al all possible.

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,” 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...