Republican and Religious control of education

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    Education decissions are the most important decisions human beings make. Education decisions determine our cultural, econonic and political reality. The decisions made in Texas effect all of us, because they buy so many text books, the text book companies catar to Texas. Personally I do not like the Republican and Christian control of public education. What is your opinion?


    From the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/education/13texas.html

     
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    Fixed.
     
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    It is hard to write a history text without bias...but eliminating Thomas Jefferson? And including Phyllis Schafly? That's just bizarre.

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    I don't necessarily think this is a bad thing. You can't complain about this but support revisionist history on the left, that makes no sense. We need to accurately teach history. Although the problem I see here is it may be skewed too far to the right. There needs to be a teaching of several ideas so people can get the facts from both sides and make up there minds. It can't just be one sided. Education is important but as a nation the education system sucks ... maybe this change will help.
     
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    Both sides have legitimate complaints. No history book can be "accurate" because all of them leave out important facts....it's impossible to avoid. But Texas has gone too far.
     
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    I was holding my breath when I read your replies. :eusa_angel: this is the best smilie I see for a happy smile. You have given thoughtful replies. Thank you so much.

    Yes, the challenge of education is great and at the same time so powerful. China didn't need to kill their intellectuals to have social change, because all that is needed for socail change is control of education! I have taken a lot of hits for speaking of the Military Industrial Complex, and education that serves the Military Industrial Complex, and saying we are now what we fought against, but I am hoping eventually to have understanding of how powerful public education is, and how important our decisions are. We stand to loose the democracy we defended in two world wars, if we do not become aware of what happened and why, and what education has to do with preserving the culture of our forefathers, or being what we fought against.

    This fight for our democracy hinges on this question of who will control public education. I want you to take responsibility for the control of public education. Please, do not let a fundamentalist Texan, determine how your children and the child across town will be educated.

    Okay, it is a huge problem to determine what our children will be taught, and how we teach our history is very important! My opinions are different from almost everyone, because I collect and read old text books. Education for technology has resulted in many exciting improvements. Many writers of history are writing history better than it has been written in the past. Like some old history text books are so boring, it is cruel and inhuman punishment to force a child to read them. Further more, some of the old history text books are USA mythology, not exactly accurate history. But, the opposite is also true. Those educated for technology can make a mess of history text books, because they are promoting their agenda, and in the process, serously distorting our histiory. This is serious folks. Texas has too much power over the text book industry for us to ignore this.

    Any thoughts on how we should determine what goes into a history book?
     
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    Now that is an interesting question, Carol.
     
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    thats a complicated issue for sure.
     
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    Shouldn't this be in the conspiracy forum?
     
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    None of it matters in Texas. The teacher has autonomy in the classroom. S/he can say, "The text book committeewants you to reconsider the role of Joe McCarthy in the early 1950s. Yes, I think that is a great idea. Let's see why he was one of the great evils in American history." And, "Oh, by the way, we will do a quick comparison of him with Thomas Jefferson at the end of the study."

    See, no problem.
     

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