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A Call for Separation of School and State
By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe |
March 4, 2007

Whatever else might be said about it, US District Judge Mark Wolf's decision in Parker v. Hurley is a model of clear English prose.

"The constitutional right of parents to raise their children does not include the right to restrict what a public school may teach their children," Wolf unambiguously wrote in dismissing a suit by two Lexington couples who objected to lessons the local elementary school was teaching their children. "Under the Constitution public schools are entitled to teach anything that is reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy."

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http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ed...04/a_call_for_separation_of_school_and_state/
 

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The conservative media strikes again.
Teachers are true American heroes. We should allow them to teach what is approved by the school systems, not what meddling judiciaries think.
 

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The conservative media strikes again.
Teachers are true American heroes. We should allow them to teach what is approved by the school systems, not what meddling judiciaries think.
On that we can agree!

If a local school system approves the teaching of Creation in its system the dang judiciary should stay the heck out of it! Same goes for white supremacey or even Satanism and cannabilism!
 

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Creationism is not science. It is a religious belief. There is a separation of church and state.
Cannibalism is a part of world culture. White supremacy is part of American history, as well as current American affairs.
 

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The conservative media strikes again.
Teachers are true American heroes. We should allow them to teach what is approved by the school systems, not what meddling judiciaries think.
Maybe I'm missing something here, are you saying the Boston Globe is conservative?
 

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Most American major dailies are conservative. You just have a different interpretation of the word.
To me, conservative is espousing a traditional viewpoint. Republican define conservative as kowtowing to every viewpoint expressed by the Bush administration. Anyone who dares to question the Bushies is immediately classified as liberal.
 

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A Call for Separation of School and State
By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe |
March 4, 2007

Whatever else might be said about it, US District Judge Mark Wolf's decision in Parker v. Hurley is a model of clear English prose.

"The constitutional right of parents to raise their children does not include the right to restrict what a public school may teach their children," Wolf unambiguously wrote in dismissing a suit by two Lexington couples who objected to lessons the local elementary school was teaching their children. "Under the Constitution public schools are entitled to teach anything that is reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy."

for full article:
A call for separation of school and state - The Boston Globe
I think schools should be a local thing. Communities are all different.
It should go no higher than the State, as far as standards and such are concerned
 

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A Call for Separation of School and State
By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe |
March 4, 2007

Whatever else might be said about it, US District Judge Mark Wolf's decision in Parker v. Hurley is a model of clear English prose.

"The constitutional right of parents to raise their children does not include the right to restrict what a public school may teach their children," Wolf unambiguously wrote in dismissing a suit by two Lexington couples who objected to lessons the local elementary school was teaching their children. "Under the Constitution public schools are entitled to teach anything that is reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy."

for full article:
A call for separation of school and state - The Boston Globe
I think schools should be a local thing. Communities are all different.
It should go no higher than the State, as far as standards and such are concerned
Digging up threads that re nearly a dozen years old? Bored?
 

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A Call for Separation of School and State
By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe |
March 4, 2007

Whatever else might be said about it, US District Judge Mark Wolf's decision in Parker v. Hurley is a model of clear English prose.

"The constitutional right of parents to raise their children does not include the right to restrict what a public school may teach their children," Wolf unambiguously wrote in dismissing a suit by two Lexington couples who objected to lessons the local elementary school was teaching their children. "Under the Constitution public schools are entitled to teach anything that is reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy."

for full article:
A call for separation of school and state - The Boston Globe
I think schools should be a local thing. Communities are all different.
It should go no higher than the State, as far as standards and such are concerned
Digging up threads that re nearly a dozen years old? Bored?
I didnt "dig" it up. I always enjoy when people who critique every little thing people do make stupid mistakes. Thanks
 

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The conservative media strikes again.
Teachers are true American heroes. We should allow them to teach what is approved by the school systems, not what meddling judiciaries think.
I think we need to eliminate public and state sponsorship of education as much as possible. Perhaps if parents had to sit down and write a check to educate their brats they'd all of a sudden give a shit as to the quality of that education. Plus the fact that today our schools seem more concerned with social engineering than with actual education while most parents seem to look at schools as a glorified babysitting service. The quality of education in this country is nothing to shout about either but that's par for the course with anything government does.
 

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The conservative media strikes again.
Teachers are true American heroes. We should allow them to teach what is approved by the school systems, not what meddling judiciaries think.
I think we need to eliminate public and state sponsorship of education as much as possible. Perhaps if parents had to sit down and write a check to educate their brats they'd all of a sudden give a shit as to the quality of that education. Plus the fact that today our schools seem more concerned with social engineering than with actual education while most parents seem to look at schools as a glorified babysitting service. The quality of education in this country is nothing to shout about either but that's par for the course with anything government does.

Why do you call school children "brats"?
 

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Creationism is not science. It is a religious belief. There is a separation of church and state.
Cannibalism is a part of world culture. White supremacy is part of American history, as well as current American affairs.
there is no such thing as separation of church and state,,,

and creation is perfectly legal to teach,,,its just that if a teacher tries to teach it they are attacked and fired for it,,,

and yes creation can be science and in some cases more so than evolution,,,
 

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