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Old 03-19-2011, 05:31 AM
 
Location: North America
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Imagine...your school district allows you to sign your kid up for a specific kind of learning program for the next school year. Courses like math and grammar would be neutral but social studies, science (evolution) and literature would be segregated based on political philosophy.

You are given a choice of teachers for your child. Each teacher writes a summary of their political leanings and you can decide if their philosophy matches the political leanings of your family.

This would go a long way to end controversy of what your kids are being taught in school.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'd rather we get rid of public schools, altogether. Issue vouchers and the private schools could offer whatever they want and the parents could choose. If they don't like what is being taught, send your kids to a different school. Private schools, to be competitive, would probably seek out niche students.

The problem in some schools is that the ideology of the teacher even creeps into the math and grammar classes.

Math

Britney has 20 pencils. Her teacher redistributes her pencils to her poorer classmates so they each have 2 pencils. How many happy students are in Britney's class?

Grammar

I shop for organic groceries.
You shop for organic groceries.
He shops for organic groceries.
We shop for organic groceries.
You shop for organic groceries.
They shop for organic groceries.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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Imagine...your school district allows you to sign your kid up for a specific kind of learning program for the next school year. Courses like math and grammar would be neutral but social studies, science (evolution) and literature would be segregated based on political philosophy.

You are given a choice of teachers for your child. Each teacher writes a summary of their political leanings and you can decide if their philosophy matches the political leanings of your family.

This would go a long way to end controversy of what your kids are being taught in school.
Imagine! Your kids can be as divided and hate-filled toward their fellow countrymen with a differing political viewpoint as all the heart-warmingly open minded adults on this forum. Why not! Let's get them insulting each other from the get go.

We could even have them wear blue or red uniforms, depending on which path their parents choose for them, lest anybody seem ambiguous about it. Makes them easy to spot when you want to beat the other side up after school.

Fabulous!
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: North America
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The problem in some schools is that the ideology of the teacher even creeps into the math and grammar classes.

Math

Britney has 20 pencils. Her teacher redistributes her pencils to her poorer classmates so they each have 2 pencils. How many happy students are in Britney's class?

Grammar

I shop for organic groceries.
You shop for organic groceries.
He shops for organic groceries.
We shop for organic groceries.
You shop for organic groceries.
They shop for organic groceries.
You're not serious about this are you?
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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As ideas go, that one is astonishingly bone-headed.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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Let's see. Actual education instead of indoctrination and propaganda? If I had to choose between the two I would have to pick conservative over liberal indoctrination and propaganda.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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Some districts already have quite a menu of choice in place:
Montessori School
Back-to-Basics ABC School
Spanish, Japanese, Russian, German Language Immersion Schools
Middle School of Science
Open Optional Schools
Multi-Sensory Instruction Schools
Family Partnership Charter School

Some of philosophical stances are inherent within the individual school format.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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I'd rather we get rid of public schools, altogether. Issue vouchers and the private schools could offer whatever they want and the parents could choose. If they don't like what is being taught, send your kids to a different school. Private schools, to be competitive, would probably seek out niche students.

The problem in some schools is that the ideology of the teacher even creeps into the math and grammar classes.

Math

Britney has 20 pencils. Her teacher redistributes her pencils to her poorer classmates so they each have 2 pencils. How many happy students are in Britney's class?

Grammar

I shop for organic groceries.
You shop for organic groceries.
He shops for organic groceries.
We shop for organic groceries.
You shop for organic groceries.
They shop for organic groceries.
OK that math one is hilarious, even though I'm a liberal I had to LOL at that one, but you're not on mark with the organic groceries thing. How is organic food a liberal or conservative thing? There are plenty of fat liberals who eat unhealthy. And working class liberals who cannot afford organic food. We're not all hippies yaknow...
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Private schools will soon become like public colleges and the banks. Catering to the government for handouts.

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I'd rather we get rid of public schools, altogether. Issue vouchers and the private schools could offer whatever they want and the parents could choose. If they don't like what is being taught, send your kids to a different school. Private schools, to be competitive, would probably seek out niche students.

The problem in some schools is that the ideology of the teacher even creeps into the math and grammar classes.

Math

Britney has 20 pencils. Her teacher redistributes her pencils to her poorer classmates so they each have 2 pencils. How many happy students are in Britney's class?

Grammar

I shop for organic groceries.
You shop for organic groceries.
He shops for organic groceries.
We shop for organic groceries.
You shop for organic groceries.
They shop for organic groceries.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: North America
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as ideas go, that one is astonishingly bone-headed.
why?
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