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  •  Lamestream Media can go to hell in a handbasket (4+ / 0-)

    ... as far as I'm concerned.

    I'm tired of them telling people how to vote, what to think in infotainment "news" sound bytes... and I'm tired of weaklings listening to them.

    We need to teach kids critical thinking skills in school....

    ::: sigh :::  So much to do, so little time to do it....


    by NonnyO on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 11:21:52 AM PDT

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    •  Sorry, "critical thinking" really offends (2+ / 0-)
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      markthshark, NonnyO

      the religious right. More than twenty years ago in a southern state I remember contentious school board meetings in which "pastors" spoke out against such "undermining" of parental and church authority.  A teacher relative told of similar campaigns in a border state.

      Remember the "Three R's" crusade--read'n, rit'n an rithmatik fanatics? Got to "get back to basics"? Critical thinking was one of the things most definitely tossed out. Dumbing down had been on a slow glide down for quite a while. Those campaigns took it into a steep one.

      Some do not want the least bit of critical thinking to take place in their little worlds!

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:01:08 PM PDT

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