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  •  Also, why hasn't anyone sued this initiative? (0+ / 0-)

    Sounds like a violation of laws that surely must exist that forbid prosletyzing in schools, be it religious or ideological prosletyzing. It was bad enough that I was required to stand up and recite the Pledge in high school (which I refused to do). But this is way worse than that. How does a non-government organization get to develop and teach a public school course without substantial oversight by school administrators and teachers? Who greased who to make this happen and who needs to go to jail now? Seriously, we need some perp walks here.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 02:41:10 PM PST

    •  Me thinks you may be having a brain (3+ / 0-)
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      blip. Sue someone for creating and disseminating a proposed curriculum? Send them to jail?  A) it is not illegal to create a curriculum, even if it is biased (fyi - every idea is biased according to someone or another).  B) why in the world would a liberal person even want this to be illegal?

      •  LOL.. (2+ / 0-)
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        Yes, let's sue someone for daring to create a curriculum that we do not approve of! Where's Robespierre (or his attorney) when you need him?

      •  I'm glad you said (0+ / 0-)

        it so I didn't have to.  

      •  No, I meant a school board adopting a curriculum (0+ / 0-)

        developed by a for-profit interest with a clear political and ideological agenda without parents or teachers being allowed to weigh in. Are tobacco companies now to be allowed to implement courses that teach that smoking is good for you? Are defense companies to be allowed to teach that wars are good? Are churches to be allowed to teach that the earth is 5800 years old?

        I'm talking about the lack of proper oversight of the process of developing school curriculums in which certainly outside groups should be allowed to weigh in, even ones with obvious commercial or ideological interests, but not have a say as to final decisions. Is this not what's going on here? Were I a parent of a child in these schools, I'd certainly be looking at legal remedies to this.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:02:15 AM PST

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