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jangbones - 2012-07-03

I watched about 7 minutes before I burst a blood vessel.

Christians are imposing their world view on every level of society. They are going to win.

Caminante Nocturno - 2012-07-03

Good old-fashioned liberal defeatism.

The Mothership - 2012-07-03

oh, then you missed the textbook that said that God sent the Trail of Tears to convert the Cherokee, and was a good thing.

Bort - 2012-07-03

Christians are losing their younger generations:

http://rachelheldevans.com/win-culture-war-lose-generation-ame ndment-one-north-carolina

Speaking of liberal defeatism, voter turnout at the election in question was only 34% -- and so-called "Progressives" turned out in numbers no greater than that. Where the hell were two out of three "Progressives" that day? What were they doing that was so important, they were willing to let their LGBT brethren and sistren get screwed over?

By my calculations, it would have taken a liberal turnout of like 70% or 75% to turn that election around, so I'm not surprised the good guys lost. What disappoints me is that "Progressives" didn't even put up a fight.

flotsam - 2012-07-03

Luckily this is only being done in private schools that choose to teach this curriculum. The largest threat against rational thinking people is any attempt to screw with access to a decent public education.

memedumpster - 2012-07-03

Where the hell are politicians that aren't shitsucking Christians?

They don't exist.

Only vote for atheists or stop complaining that your kids are force fed mythology in school.

TeenerTot - 2012-07-03


MyNameIsUnimportant - 2012-07-03

At 5 minutes in, they express pride that their math books don't teach set theory.

Why is set theory bad?

MyNameIsUnimportant - 2012-07-03

Oh God, I just looked it up. It's because set theory uses the Hebrew letter aleph, which Christians find scary.

sven - 2012-07-03

Because one of the conclusions of set theory is that there is not one single unique infinity, which fundamentalists take to be a refutation against God.

Binro the Heretic - 2012-07-03

Stars for evil.

Private schools produce higher GPAs because:

1 - They can toss out a low-grade student and keep their parents' money

2 - Corollary to the first statement, mommy and daddy get more involved in helping their kids earn good grades so they won't be out the money.

So Dubya and the GOP championed the whole school voucher bullshit while at the same time foisting "No Child Left Behind" on the nation. A big part of NCLB is standardized federal testing. If the kids don't pass, the school loses funding.

Now, look at the utter shit in those textbooks and tell me those kids would have been able to pass a standardized federal test.

Of course, NCLB only applied to PUBLIC schools. You know, schools funded with taxpayer dollars? Since the bible-thumper schools are PRIVATE, they're exempt, even though vouchers are an indirect means of taxpayer support.

It was a way to produce masses of poorly-educated morons and force me to help pay for this travesty. Fuck Dubya and fuck the assholes who put him into office twice.

Cherry Pop Culture - 2012-07-03

On the subject of textbooks, the class of 2005 had economics books from when Reagan was in office!


theraygunwing - 2012-07-03

yeah, pretty fucked up.

lordyam - 2012-07-03

where im from we had some of the worst schools in the country. private schools were the only real option if you wanted a decent education. i feel that the magnetic school systems are a better option than the voucher system, but still i went to a great private catholic highschool and got a great education.
also, as for the first statement you dont keep the money if you dont have a child in a desk. second statement- so increased parental involvement is really your argument against private schools? also while private schools dont have to do the federal testing; in order to meet state requirements for certification, you have to take the test. meaning if your students dont take it, they're diplomas wont mean jack in the real world when they try to go to college or find a job, unless of course they're going to some mormon school. also i think ya'll are confusing private schools with religious private schools, ya cant really lump them all together.
there are a lot of great private schools, both religious and secular, out there. these schools are in trouble because of the raising cost of educating anyone and no they dont get as much help as you wish they did to make your argument. i think this is great show of some of the bad apples out there. plus this seems to be more about the publishers and not so much about the schools.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-07-03

"Magnetic" school systems? Really?

lordyam - 2012-07-03

sorry, magnet schools (damn auto correct wins again). A public school offering special instruction unavailable elsewhere, designed to attract a diverse student body. and yes i think they work better than the voucher program

Binro the Heretic - 2012-07-04

I wasn't knocking private schools, necessarily. I was just saying the main reason most private schools produce higher GPAs is parental involvement. There's also smaller class sizes and higher-quality teaching tools.

What I object to is my tax dollars being diverted from public schools into the coffers of religious idiot factories.

lordyam - 2012-07-05

i agree with that last one. i can happily say that in the catholic middle and high schools i went to religion was very much separated from any science or math classes.

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