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Old 10-30-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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LOL OMG "left wing brainwashing" in Louisiana!!! This is so hilarious that even if I run into comedians all day, no one will top it.
Seriously though...we´re talking about a state that allows creationism to be taught in science class. So much left wing brainwashing going on in those public schools, let me tell you. Also in St. Tammany Parish, either by concerns of parents or the actions of administrators, a nationwide televised address from Barack Obama to the youth of the nation was essentially blacked out in all their schools. Too many concerns about indoctrination!
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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socialism is doing wonders for California
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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LOL OMG "left wing brainwashing" in Louisiana!!! This is so hilarious that even if I run into comedians all day, no one will top it.
A teacher in Slidell was fired because on her own private time she posted a Facebook post mocking Colin Kaepernick (whose protest has been debunked btw since most of the BLM cases turned out to be justified shootings.)

EBR teachers and staff are highly liberal as we've seen with how they attempted a walkout just to protest tax breaks for Exxon, the single largest employer in Baton Rouge and one of the pillars of our regional economy along with other petrochemical companies. So there IS left wing issues even in Louisiana. And in other conservative states like Tennessee and South Carolina there have still been issues.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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As for French immersion I personally don't agree with it in a public school on a large scale, unless parents pay extra for that. Yes I don't have any Cajun French ancestry and identify more with the overall Southern culture but I do respect South Louisiana's French history, just that taxpayer dollars shouldn't really be used to promote ANY foreign language.

I'm equally opposed to bilingual education programs for Mexican students in California. I think honoring our French history is important but promoting bilingual education in schools isn't really the best way to do it. Besides the French taught in these programs is European French not really Cajun and many Cajuns agree with me on this. European French is at least as different to Cajun French as British English is to American English.

There ARE many parishes in Louisiana like Livingston and Ascension which have very good, safe, high quality public schools that people send their kids to. EBR schools are just terrible because of the ghetto element. I hope the people of St. George will be able to secede from the city and create their own public school system that way parents can save money on private school tuition.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'm actually quite concerned about how global warming theory is taught since its NOT a fact, only an opinion. And we have an economy that depends on the oil and gas industry here in this state!!!!

There's also quite a lot of evidence for Creationism too if schools were allowed to really teach it. Even Noah's Ark has a scientific and biological basis for it. Same with the young earth hypothesis. Additionally I'm concerned about how future generations will be taught about the War Between the States especailly with the wholesale assault on Southern culture by the left and most public school teachers tend to be liberal.

Now a teacher in EBR might not be as liberal as one in Chicago but is still more liberal than the average Baton Rouge resident.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Would you agree with me showing 12 Years a Slave to my US History class? Because I do. They can think what they want about States´ Rights and other seemingly minor issues of the war, but slavery was horrendous, and any historian (including conservative sources like Prager U) will tell you that it was the main feature of the conflict.

As for the walkout, I mean, property taxes pay for public schools. I can understand why losing millions of dollars of revenue would at least warrant a response. I also understand the benefits of tax breaks, certainly. Was it truly that much of a political issue? Or did certain members of the educational community view it as a threat and act without considering their position on the political spectrum? Just like big corporations fight to not pay taxes, public schools have the right to protest the loss of revenue.

As for that teacher in Slidell, I´ll just include this article, let people judge for themselves. I would not want her teaching my kids, frankly.

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orle...21b257afe.html

Saying that ¨they¨ can go ¨back¨ (we know what she was saying) is unsettling, much more so in a school as diverse as Slidell HS. It´s not consistent with the values of the school community, period. If pictures on social media surfaced of teachers blacked out drunk, using drugs, images of a highly sexual nature, etc then the teachers would be dealt with also. These exact things have happened and cost some recent graduates in my program their certification. That´s on their free time and all, but hey. We are supposed to be role models.

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