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  •  Gov. Snyder Wants Babies Brains (4+ / 0-)
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    AaronBa, MKSinSA, houyhnhnm, JanL

    It looks like one way republicans will exact more control over the development of human brains and what goes in them at their earliest stages is to get them while they're still developing.

    "Snyder said "early childhood is a time of remarkable brain growth that affects a child's development" and he wants to close a "readiness gap" that about 35 percent of Michigan children suffered from when they started kindergarten."

    I don't know how you feel, but the last thing in the world I want christian republicans to have control of is the development of a child's brain.  We know they don't care about education because they insist upon destroying it at every turn, whether through de-funding, or tainting text books with whimsical tales of gods and monsters.  So their motivation as far as I'm concerned is to control what little brains grow up thinking about the world around them as it relates to world view and political bent.

    "I don't understand it," said Sen. Howard Walker, who chairs the Senate appropriations subcommittee on education. However, "it seems like we're moving in the right direction," he said.

    Anytime a politician says, "Well, I have no idea what it is but - hell, it seems to take us toward the correct ideology" ... you're in big, big trouble.

    Honk! If you're writing in Alan Grayson!

    by Detroit Mark on Sun May 01, 2011 at 06:12:05 AM PDT

    •  so is adolescence (2+ / 0-)
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      The "reformers" (which is good) and even the reformers(which is not so good) seem to be singularly uninterested in 9-12 education.  Cream them off to early college dual credit programs and corporate work-study. And the poor slobs who are left get warehoused doing word searches.

      K-8 charter schools are a dime a dozen in my city.  I know of only one charter high school that hasn't failed yet and it has a hugely rich foundation behind it.

      Light is seen through a small hole.

      by houyhnhnm on Sun May 01, 2011 at 10:38:58 AM PDT

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      •  I think they think the curriculum at the lower (2+ / 0-)
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        levels allows them to "box" the service more easily ... kind of like a fast food, sit-down restuarant where you get the illusion of dining, but they can still mass produce the menu offerings and rely on a churn and burn worker model.  The curriculum opens up at the high school level, and you have to have more specialty teachers (eg languages).  

        Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

        by bkamr on Sun May 01, 2011 at 02:00:02 PM PDT

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