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  •  Learning civics and even history was diluted or (1+ / 0-)
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    Denise Oliver Velez

    even abandoned starting in the 60's when kids found those subjects "irrelevant." Yes, we listened to the progressive educators tell us that the kids no longer found them "interesting" so why study them.

    I remember reading may articles making this claim. Since the teachers couldn't keep the children involved, well, let's just teach them what they like. Didn't matter what the actually needed.

    There didn't seem to be any consideration on how to bring these subjects to life and make them relevant.

    And then the schools took on many of the things they should have learned at home such as how to behave. To respect your teacher.

    There are only so many school hours in a day. Teaching civics and history dribbled off the curb of a good education.

    Progressives will win when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 11:51:55 AM PDT

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