“Somebody’s gotta stand up to [these] experts!”
any rights people of color have were handed to them by whites--in his view, mostly white Republican men
I do agree with the nutbars (yikes) that grammar isn't emphasized enough in the teaching of English in k-12, but that's because I think grammar is essential to reading comprehension and critical thinking -- Saxon Kane
I hate to sound like one of the nuts on Digg, but let's take the money out of education publishing. From now on, let's just have kids study from Wikipedia.
I agree in principle, but kids have a funny way of turning out in exactly the opposite fashion when it comes to indoctrinating them with religious tenets. They tend to have excellent bullshit detectors and when confronted with a teacher who says things like "Darwin was a Satanist," -- bardic
America doesn't really do factories any more.
"Like remember how there used to be all these fundies, then when they tried to indoctrinate their they failed, and now there are no fundies anymore?"
You should try meeting some different people delmoi. You'd be surprised at what you'd learn. In the meantime, try googling the phrase "jack Mormon."
Once again, thanks for making my point. For generations Americans without college degrees, let along HS diplomas, could reliably find manufacturing work in the US that paid a middle class wage with benefits. This is no longer the case, with some exceptions.
The fact that high school teachers are still forced to work from textbooks is an outrage in itself, frankly.
New York Times | February 7, 2008: Air Force Pays Evangelicals to Preach About Terrorism.
Colorado Springs Gazette | April 29, 2005: Air Force Academy evangelical bias ’systemic,’ group says.
CNN | May 5, 2005: Air Force probes religious bias charges at academy.
U.S. Pentagon | June 22, 2005: The Report of the Headquarters Review Group Concerning the. Religious Climate at the U.S. Air Force Academy [PDF]
Christian Century | June 28, 2005: Air Force Academy leader admits faith bias is pervasive.
New York Times | June 25, 2008: Religion and Its Role Are in Dispute at the Service Academies.
New York Times | February 28, 2009: Questions Raised Anew About Religion in Military.
"Under new legislation, school districts for the first time can spend a portion of state “book” money on computer hardware and digital content. And the state can stockpile and open-source electronic material, made available free to all schools. Some, including State Board of Education members, fear the explosion of choice will produce an erosion of quality content." [more]
"To bring more educators into the classroom, the National Math and Science Initiative is working with Texas Instruments and the Dell Foundation to prepare almost 5,000 new math and science teachers in the next five years -- through a program that allows young people to earn teaching certificates and science degrees at the same time."
Some Texans earlier in the day encouraged the board to expose school children to "American exceptionalism," the idea that the United States is unique among world civilizations through history...
The tribal leader later said that Native Americans learned about "American exeptionalism" the hard way.
"We accepted everybody that came in. We had some bad immigration laws," Macias said.
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