boomer, what did u find in that platform
that led to believe that: "they do not want people to think for themselves" ??
boomerang wrote: Quote:
Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values
clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based
Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging
the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.
Thank u, boomer.
I consider myself to be a very
, very conservative
-deviant from Constitutional principles) Republican.
As such, I have ALWAYS
been very anti
-authoritarian, since the earliest age that I can remember.
As a person who habitually challenges authority, I strongly support critical thinking skills
and I believe that thay shud be tawt in school.
Looking at the words of the platform, trying to figure out
what woud possess them to oppose teaching that,
I 'm guessing
that maybe it is an effort to oppose indoctrination,
as distinct from convaying information ( ? ) I am uncertain that a school
shud be involved in "behavior modification"
rather than just delivering information.
I called the Republican Party of Texas and I spoke to its Organizational Co-ordinator,
who informed me that the wording was defective and thay had intended to drop that plank
from the platform at their convention, but that thay were distracted from attention to that
by controversy over which electors woud be nominated.
He said that this plank will not appear in the Party 's NEXT
As Individualists, conservatives usually want each citizen
to think for himself; in my opinion, that includes children.
When I was a kid: I did.