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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Education Political Correctness, Education Elites and the Sunday Education Weekly Reader 05.20.12

YOU are ultimately responsible for your education and life choices.

Welcome to the Sunday Education Weekly Reader 05.20.12.  From the twitter world this week:

  •  This is truly amazing piece.  This progressive writer believes the educational reform is from the conservatives.  He makes the argument that conservatives hate critical thinking.  So why are the educational reforms also coming from Arne Duncan and Obama, Michelle Rhee and David Coleman?  I didn't think they considered themselves conservatives....How the Conservative Worldview Quashes Critical Thinking -- and ...   The point is: the American public has been sold out by all those in power.
  •  No link here, just an interesting tweet: :Obama is NO Better than Christie, Romney, Booker, Tepper, Broad, Gates, Walton...; IMO they R all =ly pimpin education 4 $$ & NMTC  Looks like other tweeters are cutting through the political labels and calling it like it is.
  • Jeez. Sounds like your human capital is just that...capital.  Groomed for the workforce...What should students learn in the 21st century? – -


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This week's history lesson on twitter:  Remember, NCLB was the hood ornament of the Bush adm. It was done as a Fed mandate. It has not been undone because Arne Duncan supports it.  

A bit of additional information: Senator Edward Kennedy was a proponent as well.  This was a bi-partisan descent into chaos.

 


1 comment:

  1. Some in the spiritual arena of thought accept as true that they "must stop" the "gay agenda, whatever that might be. Of course, there are folks who are very obstinate in the GLBT community about certain issues such as gay marriage and they demand to be heard and are vocal on the following stage over this debate. When I read the gentleman's essay arguing that no one is born gay, I certainly understood where he was coming from, as he felt as if the ""gay agenda" had come too far, and so, he is just as adamant about pushing back now.

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