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Old 12-07-2010, 05:00 PM
 
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You're simply seeing what you want to see.

Students SHOULD read books from both sides and everything in between. They should dissect it, and discuss it and be taught to make rational decisions by the time they reach adulthood. Just because they read a book doesn't mean they're going to automatically agree with the subject. Perhaps a student will read it and say 'Hey, this is all BS' and maybe another will say 'Hey, this is a good idea'. THAT'S what they're supposed to be thinking.

I'm really happy that my school had us reading books that were all over the economic and political spectrum. Just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean it's automatically wrong... tutor your kids in your spare time with your own opinions and give them an alternative view.
Did you read the link? Both sides are frequently not being taught or even offered. The government is using the NEA to give grants to artists for the specific intent of pushing a POLITICAL AGENDA. This is confirmed from the mouth of an artist who was privvy to a meeting with the current administration and the NEA. Please read the link:

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Both sides are frequently not being taught or even offered.
WTF are you talking about 'both sides'? Is L vs R that ingrained in you that you think that for every 'left-leaning' piece of art (whatever the F that means) discussed there must be a 'right-leaning' piece of art.

'Us' vs 'Them' in all of its various forms and incarnations is sapping the lives of people across the world
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I read the whole book. That author also didn't know why we should drug test workers, saying it had no purpose and only demeaned workers. (Maybe it was because amokin marijuana in Minnesota is illegal, but she didn't think of that.) I read it in a public school.
So? Many things are illegal in Minnesota, should steps be taken to ensure workers do none of them?
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Another reason to get your kids out of the public school of indoctrination!



Teacher Assigns Students to Read About ‘Wine-Guzzling Socialist’ Jesus Christ | The Blaze
I don't give a damn about Jesus, but one thing is pretty clear to me: he was much more of a socialist than capitalist. Either you are a Christian or you are a capitalist, can't have your cake and eat it. Jesus would absolutely hate the American Way...
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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I don't give a damn about Jesus, but one thing is pretty clear to me: he was much more of a socialist than capitalist. Either you are a Christian or you are a capitalist, can't have your cake and eat it. Jesus would absolutely hate the American Way...
The Bible doesn't speak much about traders.

It's all about masters and slaves.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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WTF are you talking about 'both sides'? Is L vs R that ingrained in you that you think that for every 'left-leaning' piece of art (whatever the F that means) discussed there must be a 'right-leaning' piece of art.

'Us' vs 'Them' in all of its various forms and incarnations is sapping the lives of people across the world
So you'd be okay with a public school having the kids read Glenn Beck's "Broke" or Michael Savage's "Trickle Up Poverty" or Michael Levin's, "Liberty and Tyranny?" without anything to balance it?
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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So you'd be okay with a public school having the kids read Glenn Beck's "Broke" or Michael Savage's "Trickle Up Poverty" or Michael Levin's, "Liberty and Tyranny?" without anything to balance it?
I have not read these books...I need my brain cells. Are these books fiction? Do you know the difference?
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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I have not read these books...I need my brain cells. Are these books fiction? Do you know the difference?
Aha! Wouldn't sit too well with you, would it. I didn't think so.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Another reason to get your kids out of the public school of indoctrination!



Teacher Assigns Students to Read About ‘Wine-Guzzling Socialist’ Jesus Christ | The Blaze
Wow! Is this post an exaggeration or what! The book is "Nickeled and Dimed" by Babara Ehrenreich. A very well written book.

The reference to Jesus as a wine guzzling socialist is Babara's impression and is only one reference.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Jesus did turn water into wine to keep the party going. He also was for giving up material possessions and helping the poor.

What is the problem here?
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