- Sep 19, 2005
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- Political Leaning
- Slightly Liberal
Baloney! If you mean you don't get to shove your particular Christian prayer on other people's captive audience of kids or not allow kids to learn about how to avoid STD's and make unwise choices related to sex, you are right! That's one of the things many people don't like about America Freedom! Others don't have to live by your opinions! You have your home and church to teach your views on social mores, sexual education and religious beliefs! That's the incredible far right spin, "If your kid isn't forced to hear my prayer in our public school you're taking away my religious freedom! Christianity is under attack as I bang on your door with a Bible in my hand to tell you that you are going to hell!" Name a President that was not a Christian? Taliban mentality and spin is alive and well in the U.S.! :roll:XShipRider said:The government has all but removed
the parent from the picture by mandating what educational topics be taught.
In essence, the government is dictating social mores, sexual education
and religious beliefs (or the removal thereof) across the entire country
rather than allowing local dictates through our elected school
As for deterioration, the federal mandates should be limited to
infrastructure management not curriculim management.
Most parents don't want to be involved until they dissagree and want someone fired! Go to a local Board of Ed. meeting when no hot topic is involved! I taught in a district with 1500 teachers and often there would be hand full of parents! Of course some came every single meeting with a angry anti public school conspiracy complaint! Most are home watching "Survivor-back biting jerks in Pupu Tata".
Much of federal involvement is because of incredibly bad local decisions from local politician Board Members based on ignorance, prejudice and pandoring to become a state representative. Without federal involvement we'd still have segregated schools in some areas! Federal money means federal involvement, some good and some bad!