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Archive for 28 November 2009
Question # 1:
How much does a house weigh?
Question # 2:
How much weight can a rural two-lane bridge hold???
Question # 3:
WOULD THIS BE COVERED BY HOME INSURANCE, CAR INSURANCE, OR, DOES IT COME UNDER ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE ???
Shared by John.
Deep Thoughts On Cannibalistic Advertising - Newscoma
It’s Just a Jump to the Left – Vodka Pundit
People said it didn’t matter – Badger Blogger
piss poor planning – walls of the city
Climate Change “Hockey Stick” Data Cooked – Obi’s Sister
Quote Of The Day – silent E speaks
Turkey Gentrification (now this is one big gobbler) – Bear Creek Ledger
A Dream I Had…. – Feed Your ADHD
Not the role of his lifetime, thus far … – The Nigh Seen Creeder
Does Anyone Else See The One Constant With These Cities? – Blue Collar Republican
Maybe, Just Maybe…. – No Runny Eggs
Murder Suspect Walks Out Of Philly Prison – Support Your Local Gunfighter
Facts Make Jiggery-pokery Really Arduous – The Other McCain
LIBTARD OF THE WEEK – HELEN THOMAS, THE RACIST – Angry White Dude
WaPo and NYT to Obama: We love ya, you stylish deep thinker – Sister Toldja
Absolutely Outrageous!!! – Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
The Era Of Ballooning Deficits – The Underground Conservative
Today’s Tidbits (11/27/09) – Basti Says
Sarah and Me – Fairly Conservative
Turkeys of the year – Michelle Malkin
OH WHAT AN EGO CAN DO: FROM A POOR BELIEVER, TO A TALK SHOW ATHEIST! – The Dumb Ol’ East Texas Boy
Obama The Racist – The Black Sphere
Great foreign relations there, Mr. President – Stepping Right Up!
Democrats Losing Young America – Political Pistachio
Must See Cuteness – The Political Jungle
BREAKING NEWS: Obama Wins Heisman – Big Mark
The Health Care Bill and Your Rights as a Parent – The Humble Libertarian
Why Conservatives Have Trouble Getting Elected – Stop the ACLU
Teaching plan: America ‘an oppressive hellhole’
University outlines ‘re-education’ for those who hold ‘wrong’ views
A program proposed at the University of Minnesota would result in required examinations of teacher candidates on “white privilege” as well as “remedial re-education” for those who hold the “wrong” views, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
And what exactly are the “wrong views”?
“The university’s general counsel should be asked to comment as soon as possible,” said the letter from Adam Kissel, an officer with The FIRE. “If the Race, Culture, Class, and Gender Task Group achieves its stated goals, the result will be political and ideological screening of applicants, remedial re-education for those with the ‘wrong’ views and values, [and] withholding of degrees from those upon whom the university’s political reeducation efforts proved ineffective.”
Kissel wrote that it appears that the university “intends to redesign its admissions process so that it screens out people with the ‘wrong’ beliefs and values – those who either do not have sufficient ‘cultural competence’ or those who the college judges will not be able to be converted to the ‘correct’ beliefs and values even after remedial re-education.”
I’m going to take a wild stab and say those who hold the the incorrect views would be those who believe that America is NOT an oppressive society, homosexuality is a sin, that not all white people are racists, that the Bible is a higher authority than some brain dead ‘educator’, and similar views?
Among the issues discussed in the plans are requirements that teachers would be able to instruct students on the “myth of meritocracy” in the United States, “the history of demands for assimilation to white, middle-class, Christian meanings and values,” and the “history of white racism.”
Perhaps this is going to be required reading?
Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten said the developing Minnesota plan would require teachers to “embrace – and be prepared to teach our state’s kids – the task force’s own vision of America as an oppressive hellhole: racist, sexist and homophobic.”
I hate to break it to the U of M, but a large majority of U.S. parents would prefer their kids to be taught facts and figures, not ideology of socialism. Unfortunately, many parents had no idea this sort of thing was going on in the schools they pay for with their hard earned dollars, and so it has grown to the point the only thing that will stop it, is to completely start from scratch.
“The first step toward ‘cultural competence,’ says the task group, is for future teachers to recognize – and confess – their own bigotry. Anyone familiar with the reeducation camps of China’s Cultural Revolution will recognize the modus operandi,” she said.
What the hell is ‘cultural competence’? I’m not a teaching candidate, but I’ll confess my bigotry…..towards stupidity. Yep, ignorance is one of my pet peeves, and we sure are seeing a LOT of that lately. The oh so tolerant (pardon me while I puke) left are proving their utter lack of understanding of factual history, and not the absurd rewrite they are spewing.
The plan asks: “How can we be sure that teaching supervisors are themselves developed and equipped in cultural competence outcomes in order to supervise beginning teachers around issues of race, class, culture, and gender?”
How about they treat everyone the same? Judge them on merit, and NOT how well they are being indoctrinated? Ooops. Silly me. That’s the entire purpose, isn’t it. To make sure future “educators” are properly trained in the methods and ideology of the indoctrination.
Further, the letter noted, “the college in its proposal promises to start screening its applicants to make sure they have the proper ‘commitments’ and ‘dispositions.’”
Now, to me, commitment would be the desire to teach, factually, and ‘disposition’ would be a great deal of patience. Of course, I’m a bit more logical in my manner of thinking that these folks are.
Writing for the court, Justice Robert H. Jackson declared: “Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. “
The idea of our ability to think and question is being destroyed by political correctness. Is it politically correct to allow a student, because of race/gender/sexual orientation to be treated differently from other students? The answer seems to be ‘yes’. Is it good for society as a whole? The obvious answer would be NO. Yet, this is what future teachers are being forced into, whether or not it causes a complete disruption of the whole educational process or not.