Texas GOP on education: Corporal punishment = good, critical thinking = bad

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  1. J.E.D
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    Texas Republican Party Calls For Abstinence Only Sex Ed, Corporal Punishment In Schools

    Early this month, Texas Republican delegates met in Fort Worth to approve their 2012 platform, notable parts of which take aim at the state's education system.

    In the section titled "Education Our Children," the document states that "corporal punishment is effective" and recommends teachers be given "more authority" to deal with disciplinary problems.

    The position causing the most controversy, however, is the statement that they oppose the teaching of "higher order thinking skills" -- a curriculum which strives to encourage critical thinking -- arguing that it might challenge "student's fixed beliefs" and undermine "parental authority."
     
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    The HuffPo story links to "comments" at Reddit.com which is like the Internet Wild Wild West.

    I wouldn't recommend clicking on any of it beyond HuffPo.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend clicking on the Hufferpost, why give them the business and then get shit articles like this one?
     
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    Wonder if Huff&Puff would have printed the article if the Texas Dems were the party involved??

    Never mind. Silly me.
     

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