The Tea Party & American History Education

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    The Tea Party clearly stresses the importance of knowing American History: In fact, the main page of the Tea Party Patriots web site contains an ad in the upper right corner of the screen that reads "Teach U.S. History in Our Schools!"

    In light of a recent study that found U.S. school children lacking terribly in their knowledge of U.S. History (see Associated Press, "Report: Students don't know much about US history," 14 June 2011), how does the Tea Party feel about:

    1) the proposed congressional bill H.R. 1891, which will eliminate the Teaching American History grants program issued by the U.S. Department of Education?

    2) the de-emphasis of history curricula in general caused by No Child Left Behind, which stresses reading and math skills at the expense of other classes, such as U.S. History?
     
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    The Tea Party has no concept of American History
     
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    The TP tries their best to ignore/forget recent American history.
     
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    the tea party has no idea what history is
     
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    You socialists are a hoot.
     
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    At the beginning of 2009, the GOP/Tea Party decided they would make revising history a priority, as well as renaming everybody within the American political spectrum. It’s no revelation that the GOP complicated it’s party identity because of the Bush administration’s abject failure to end on a positive note. The GOP got busy encouraging Republican voters to call themselves “Conservatives”, “Conservative leaning Independents”, “Tea Partiers”, or “Libertarian/Conservatives”...anything but “Republicans” for the time being. GOP strategists and pundits also revised the Democratic identity as “Progressives” and “Liberals”, then went on to portray “ them as Nazis, Communists, Socialists, godless, tyrants, elitists, parasites, and anti-American. The GOP even encourages the incorrect use of the epithet “Democrat Party” whenever possible, instead of calling the DNC by it’s correct name…the “Democratic Party”

    Between 2009-2010, Republicans absorbed their new identities as Tea Partiers. By November 2010, the GOP/Tea Party efforts to blame everything on Obama reached critical mass, and though Republicans were still not necessarily proud of George Bush, Republican Tea Partiers fancied themselves as revolutionary thinkers, out to create the faith based Jeffersonian utopia that liberals and progressives kept from happening…instead of the losers from 2008, which is all that Tea Partiers are. That’s great political strategy, but the shocking part is the acceptance by Republican Tea Partiers of the illusion that Bush era Republicans in Washington now…are finally serious about cutting spending this time.
     
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    Kinda funny how this idiot assumes that only school is the place to learn history.

    Thread fail.

    except for the blind haters.
     
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    :lol: :laugh2: :rofl: :laugh2: :lol:
     
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    Since tea party folks are by and large constitutionalists, it's kind of a stretch saying they don't know American history. Of course, American history is a broad subject. What parts do you think they don't know or have revised?

    What is it you don't like about smaller government, lower taxes and increased personal freedom comrades?
     
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    This from the guy who claims that today's liberals are owed a 'thanks' for the ideas of the Founders. That is fucking funny shit. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     

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