Let's play Where's Waldo Texas Style

yataheyyatahey Senior MemberPosts: 5,605 Senior Member
Waldo being a little hypocrite in a ten gallon hat and the "Jesus rode a dinosaur" t-shirt.
See how many inconsistencies, hypocritical and bigoted passages you can find from one stance to another on education. Don't forget now, these are the people who rewrote your children's public school text books in 2010. Have fun.

All of this is directly copied and pasted from "Texas Republican Party Platform for 2012." though not necessarily in order of appearance. I thought the one about abolishing the Dept. of Education deserved to be at the very top.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/texasgop_pre/assets/original/2012Platform_Final.pdf

There's plenty more on other issues, but I'll leave those to the truly interested to find for themselves. I read the whole thing and had a lot of good belly laughs this morning.



U.S. Department of Education – Since education is not an enumerated power of the federal government, we believe the Department of Education (DOE) should be abolished

American Identity Patriotism and Loyalty – We believe the current teaching of a multicultural curriculum is divisive. We favor strengthening our common American identity and loyalty instead of political correctness that nurtures alienation among racial and ethnic groups. Students should pledge allegiance to the American and Texas flags daily to instill patriotism.

Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

Controversial Theories – We support objective teaching and equal treatment of all sides of scientific theories. We believe theories such as life origins and environmental change should be taught as challengeable scientific theories subject to change as new data is produced. Teachers and students should be able to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these theories openly and without fear of retribution or discrimination of any kind.

Sex Education – We recognize parental responsibility and authority regarding sex education. We believe that parents must be given an opportunity to review the material prior to giving their consent. We oppose any sex education other than abstinence until marriage.

Political Community Organizing in Texas Schools - We believe neither Texas public schools should be used nor their students should be instructed by groups such as SEIU or other community organizers as instruments to promote political agenda during the instructional school day.

Religious Freedom in Public Schools – We urge school administrators and officials to inform Texas school students specifically of their First Amendment rights to pray and engage in religious speech, individually or in groups, on school property without government interference. We urge the Legislature to end censorship of discussion of religion in our founding documents and encourage discussing those documents.

Traditional Principles in Education – We support school subjects with emphasis on the Judeo-Christian principles upon which America was founded and which form the basis of America’s legal, political and economic systems. We support curricula that are heavily weighted on original founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and Founders’ writings.
"When the goin gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson

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  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 8,171 Senior Member
    We support school subjects with emphasis on the Judeo-Christian principles...
    Fine, but...
    We urge school administrators and officials to inform Texas school students specifically of their First Amendment rights to pray and engage in religious speech...
    They neglected to qualify this statement. They are going have to back up the Hindu kid speaking about her religion.
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • yataheyyatahey Senior Member Posts: 5,605 Senior Member
    this one is my most favoritest.
    yatahey wrote: »

    Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

    Don't dare to question authority or challenge yourself to grow by increasing your sphere of knowledge. By golly that's liable to modify your behavior. Unless of course it brings into question what you've been told about religion (more truthful than science), diversity (that's divisive), and what WE told you the founding fathers meant when they started this here country (they worked tirelessly to abolish slavery).
    "When the goin gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,215 Senior Member
    FishTX wrote: »
    Fine, but...
    They neglected to qualify this statement. They are going have to back up the Hindu kid speaking about her religion.

    I'm OK with it if the writings used are by the two Thomases - Jefferson and Paine.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • yataheyyatahey Senior Member Posts: 5,605 Senior Member
    Thomas Who?
    "Thomas Jefferson, the Founding Father considered by many to be the author of the Declaration of Independence, is also credited with coining the phrase “separation of church and state.” According to The New York Times, that coinage didn’t make him very popular with the conservative members of the board. They removed Jefferson from a list of great Enlightenment philosophers — including John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Charles de Montesquieu and Jean Jacques Rousseau — who inspired political revolutions from the 1700s to today. They also removed the word “Enlightenment” and added Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin. After much criticism, they added Jefferson back, but left out “Enlightenment” resulting in a standard very different from the original."

    And this is another dandy article. This from Bill Moyers

    http://truth-out.org/news/item/10188-bill-moyers-messing-with-texas-textbooks
    "When the goin gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,586 Senior Member
    yatahey wrote: »
    this one is my most favoritest.


    Don't dare to question authority or challenge yourself to grow by increasing your sphere of knowledge. By golly that's liable to modify your behavior. Unless of course it brings into question what you've been told about religion (more truthful than science), diversity (that's divisive), and what WE told you the founding fathers meant when they started this here country (they worked tirelessly to abolish slavery).

    Heh. This runs counter to your thoughts on Popular Science shutting down the comments on their website.

    You certainly don't want any of THAT questioned.
  • yataheyyatahey Senior Member Posts: 5,605 Senior Member
    Read Scott's post on the other thread Buffy.
    "When the goin gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson

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