Students Forbidden to Research Outside Classroom

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    History Students in Virginia Prohibited From Research Outside Texbook - ABC News

    OMG!!! This is what is now being referred to in education as "Equity in Education". What's next? Redistribution of grades?

    The dumbing down of America.
     
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    Is that to ensure they don't learn anything that the Government doesn't want them to learn?
     
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    Fits right in with what is going on in the rest of the country.
    The moron teacher wants to bring the playing field down to the lowest student in the class to make sure that one student is "not disadvantaged".

    Just another example of politically correct nonsense from the education system.
     
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    Yeah, that's nuts I quite agree with you Chanel.
     
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    You know....if there are a few students who are disadvantaging other students by their inappropriate higher intelligence...I think we should have these students start the day by getting drunk.
    Seriously, the dumb kids deserve a level playing field...it is inhumane to have these smart kids making others feel inadequate.
     
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    Am I to understand that it is now ok to disadvantage ALL children so that the least intelligent don't feel bad?

    It's no wonder we are so far behind other countries in education. Seriously, I feel sorry for teachers in US schools..
     
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    Virginia is so dumb, they had a non historian write a history book that said thousands of blacks fought for the confederecy. When challenged the author said she'd have taken out the sentence if a historian had asked her. WTF Hillarious
     
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    My brother teaches IB History and encourages the students to form study groups and gets emailed questions from intellectually curious students daily. AP and IB courses are college credited. Are these the same standards used in a college course? I am blown away.

    The teachers in my district have been given workshops and research on this "equity" concept this year. Its coming from above and it is very dangerous in my opinion.
     
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    If I read the article correctly, it's the only AP course offered, perhaps administration is the reason for that? In any case, this 'rule' is the antithesis of what AP approved instructors are encouraged to do. Simply, unreal.
     

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