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    GOP 'protecting' our schools

    Two stories I've seen recently on bills republicans are trying to pass.

    In Florida, a bill to protect 'ideological freedom', would require surveys of the political viewpoints of faculty and students.
    Additionally, the legislation would permit students to secretly record professors for the purpose of reporting them, should they be under the impression their right to free speech is being violated.
    Yea, like that is not intended to lead to pressuring schools to teach the 'correct' viewpoints, or at least not teach criticism of them.


    And in Rhode Island, there is a bill to prohibit teaching concepts involving racism and sexism.
    The bill would basically prohibit teachers from talking about societal issues the way we talk about them today. That includes pointing fingers at a specific race or sex and blaming them for those issues.
    Soooo... you can talk about racism against black people as long as you don't mention how white people are involved in it maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    Two stories I've seen recently on bills republicans are trying to pass.

    In Florida, a bill to protect 'ideological freedom', would require surveys of the political viewpoints of faculty and students.
    Additionally, the legislation would permit students to secretly record professors for the purpose of reporting them, should they be under the impression their right to free speech is being violated.
    Yea, like that is not intended to lead to pressuring schools to teach the 'correct' viewpoints, or at least not teach criticism of them.
    To be clear, this bill passed the Legislature and awaits a signature to become law!

    Protect from cancel culture, by cancelling the teachers.

    Doing annual surveys on the political beliefs of staff and students? That is insane.

    Well, it looks like you don't have many that believe in creationism, the viability of the flat tax, and way too few of your teachers don't think the Civil War was about more than just slavery. We'll need to meddle here to fix this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Well, it looks like you don't have many that believe in creationism, the viability of the flat tax, and way too few of your teachers don't think the Civil War was about more than just slavery. We'll need to meddle here to fix this problem.
    They're "fixing" it all right.

    Arkansas House approves bill allowing educators to teach creationism in K-12 public schools

    Now that the Racist Right has reduce the United States to the largest third world country on the planet, the GQP is trying to make sure it holds that position for decades into the future.
    Rep. Mary Bentley is the sponsor of the bill. She said she thinks HB1701 will spark meaningful discussion in the classroom.

    "There are great scientists that have different views. We should be able to embrace that and discuss it. I think children learn from debate," Rep. Bentley said.

    The bill itself does not define creationism, but according to the Lexico/Oxford definition, creationism is "the belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution."
    ...and thus begins another epic descent into institutionalized ignorance and superstition.
    This Country has completely lost its way, and now truly sucks.

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    I woould readily resign my position rather than take a political loyalty test like that.
    "Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the tree of knowledge."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    I woould readily resign my position rather than take a political loyalty test like that.
    Not a loyalty test, but a partisan test. Because if 66% of profs were Democrats, that means when they teach Organic Chemistry, they are indoctrinating their students with socialism.

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    https://turnto10.com/news/local/bill...n-rhode-island

    The bill calls for an outright ban on so-called divisive concepts, defined as anything that implies the state or country is fundamentally racist or sexist or blames a specific race for a societal issue.
    Why would anyone oppose this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    I woould readily resign my position rather than take a political loyalty test like that.
    I wouldn't. Rather, I would fight, and win against, the law. It's not constitutional and they know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    https://turnto10.com/news/local/bill...n-rhode-island

    The bill calls for an outright ban on so-called divisive concepts, defined as anything that implies the state or country is fundamentally racist or sexist or blames a specific race for a societal issue.
    Why would anyone oppose this?
    How would you teach about the Jim Crow south and redlining in the north?

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    Why did Johnny call his teacher a ni....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scombrid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    https://turnto10.com/news/local/bill...n-rhode-island

    The bill calls for an outright ban on so-called divisive concepts, defined as anything that implies the state or country is fundamentally racist or sexist or blames a specific race for a societal issue.
    Why would anyone oppose this?
    How would you teach about the Jim Crow south and redlining in the north?
    Without blaming a specific race. Did you miss the 20th Century?

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