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View Diary: Are Conservatives Cynical About the Truth? (10 comments)

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  •  If they didn't have that media empire... (0+ / 0-)

    ....and if our country's schools taught critical thinking, the GOP would be a fringe right wing party.

    •  Teaching critical thinking (0+ / 0-)

      My wife taught in public elementary schools, which gave me frequent exposure to how our schools are changing. Typically, a higher grade is supposed to be given according to the lesson plan's rubric, ;which awards additional credit for more-critical thinking.

      In practice, however, there is an increasing emphasis on memorizing facts and passing tests, rather than discovering and exploring connections and thinking critically about ideas. ALL children are getting left behind.

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