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Yeah, but Brown was just a sweet, gentle young boy who was about to leave for college. Oops, never mind on every one of those counts, reported as truth by the MSM...
Exactly whatI do in my AP classes. I tell them what "they" want you know. And I tell the other side. High five!
In the former Soviet Union, where good work/service had not been a requirement to get [meagerly] paid, one today finds the service pretty awful. Even in St Petersburg, where they are trying so hard to be Europe, we found just about everyone not getting how to be a good waiter or service provider of any kind. Even when they seemed to want to, having discovered the link between good service and tipping, they still couldn't do it. There is no service culture there. (I've been a waitress; I'm not a rich snob who requires her rear to be kissed. I'm talking regular, decent service, not the Ritz. Waffle House waitresses are awesome.) Of course, Our Dear Leader and his pals see this as perfect. It's "fair" if everyone gets paid the same....except themselves, of course. Even in the USSR, where everyone was equal, some were "more equal" than others...
I'll counter that a super liberal teacher can be a super teacher - and the child can emerge unscathed - if the child is well prepared at home. And a teacher with wonderful values and morals and beliefs, etc., can be a terrible teacher! A teacher with whom you disagree can make you clarify what it is that you do believe - and why. You can reject what he/she says. You can learn what both sides of the argument are, then be able to win the debate because you know what the opposing point of view is! My parents prepared me to be able to discern truth from bunk, and to know how to play the game. That wasn't their whole goal, but it's one of the many things they taught me. Look what this remarkable young lady has done; she is now interning here at TH! She knows her U.S. History and she knows the leftist interpretation. She might be our next Katie Pavlich or Ben Shapiro. Keep it up, Miss Ross; this was an auspicious start and a great first article here. Very well written.
But you realize that the author is stating the curriculum that is taught - and must be mastered - in order to score well on the AP US History exam has nothing to do with her school, right? It is a national (actually international) exam and thus curriculum. If one wants to do well on it, one must learn the stuff they want you to learn. ...and perhaps, as I suspect this smart young cookie did, be able to regurgitate it without actually buying it. But how many students cannot distinguish truth from revisionist garbage? Signed, An AP teacher of another subject, which has been infected with rank liberal propaganda.
But you realize that the author is stating the curriculum that is taught - and must be mastered - in order to score well on the AP US History exam has nothing to do with her school, right? It is a national (actually international) exam and thus curriculum. If one wants to do well on it, one must learn the stuff they want you to learn. ...and perhaps, as I suspect this smart young cookie did, be able to regurgitate it without actually buying it. But how many students cannot distinguish truth from revisionist garbage? Signed, An AP teacher of another subject, which has been infected with rank liberal propaganda.
Ann Anon, Those last two sentences hit the nail on the head: "We had freedom but it came with responsibility. Now that there is no responsibility I guess they will have no freedom."
Not sure I'd put Civil Rights into the mix there. How does treating black Americans like white Americans create more freaks to steal cars or break into homes?
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The Original Alice Wrote: Aug 18, 2014 11:46 AM
And obviously, I'm not advocating that we have to watch porn, etc. "You don't have to be a car to know what a garage is" or something?
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The Original Alice Wrote: Aug 18, 2014 11:43 AM
Bravo, Lisa. When "The Last Temptation of Christ" came out, a group from my church (including me) attended, and then had a thoughtful discussion afterwards. (We didn't think it was a very good movie, but it got some things very right. And some things wrong.) I was so glad I'd gone. When discussions came up with non-church friends, I could speak knowingly, and not just as a naysayer who hadn't even seen it. I could praise the parts that were historically correct, and even appreciate the premise upon which the book-then-movie was based - Christ's last temptation was indeed not to follow through with the agonizing death, the separation from the Father, and the taking on of the whole world's sin. And I could speak authoritatively about where the story veered into incorrectness. I don't regret having spent my money to attend. And a friend became a Christian because of the book, flaws and all. Point is, if you just say, "I hate it - it's bad," without actually knowing what "it" is, your friend at the water cooler will tune you out. ..the same way I tend to tune out an article that attempts to tell all about what Tea Party folks believe - when the author hates all things Conservative. We have to stay in the game.
Personally, I think she is as Conservative as me (and I am very, very Conservative), but she is also a strategist. She does not want Liberals to win. She chose Christie (for whom I had once had high hopes as well) because she thought he could beat a Liberal. Period. But Angie, I completely agree with your last part: that we need to stop attacking each other and attack our common "enemies." That is not a betrayal of principles; that is wanting to save America and choosing a path one thinks will work.
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