This week the texas republican party “accidentally” included opposition to critical thinking in its education platform that will be in effect until 2014. The texas gop party platform is amazing thank you x 1 jun 27, 2012 #2 offline regent gold if it is true that some in texas oppose the teaching of critical thinking it is more evidence that some politicians find an ignorant citizenry more useful the schools considered the best also have the strongest teachers unions as well as the. On aug 11, in a piece called says texas gop platform calls for end to teaching 'critical thinking' in public schools, politifact cast its beady eye over a new york times column by gail collins. This blog on texas education contains posts on accountability, testing, college readiness, dropouts, bilingual education, immigration, school finance, race, class, and gender issues with additional focus at the national level.
As for the texas gop, a spokesperson later claimed that including the language about critical thinking was a mistake, but since the platform has already been approved, the language stays until. There’s more: the gop also opposes the teaching of “critical thinking skills” because they “focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs. Not too long ago, texas republicans adopted an education plank in their platform opposing critical thinking skills in school, and colbert thoroughly embarrassed them for it colbert observed that president obama currently has a commanding lead among youth 43% to 26.
Texas gop rejects ‘critical thinking’ skills really (washingtonpostcom) what sucks is because texas is so big school textbook companies basically tailor their material to match their criteria, so if texas education board says it wants more on the history of the alamo or the revolutionary war and less on labor rights hero cesar chavez. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you passionate about something niche reddit has thousands of vibrant communities with people that share your interests alternatively, find out what’s trending across all of reddit on r/popular. The texas gop’s declarative position against critical thinking in public schools, or any schools, for that matter, is now an official part of their political platform it is public record in the republican party of texas 2012 platform. Texas gop declares: “no more teaching of ‘critical thinking skills’ in texas public schools” saturday, 07 july 2012 08:03 the republican party of texas has issued their 2012 political platform and has come out and blatantly opposed [to] critical thinking in public schools throughout the state. With regard to critical thinking, the republican party of texas document states: 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) show more with regard to critical.
The texas gop's declarative position against critical thinking in public schools, or any schools, for that matter, is now an official part of their political platform it is public record in the republican party of texas 2012 platform. In another blog i read called, “texas gop rejects ‘critical thinking’ skills really”, valerie straus discusses the same issue and goes on to list out other things the republican party is also against, such as sex education, early childhood education, and multicultural education. Texas gop platform opposes critical thinking it's official: the republican party of texas opposes critical thinking that's right, drones, and it's part of their official platform. Okay, so i normally steer away from political questions, but i heard about this today and i really couldn't believe it so, like the critically thinking, primary-sources checking girl person that i am, i ended up reading the entire texas gop 2012 education platform here's the link, if anyone.
Texas to ban critical thinking skills the republican party of texas approved its platform for the 2012 election campaign one of the more striking elements of the platform is the party’s. Texas gop opposes teaching critical thinking in schools discussion in 'non sci fi debates' started by qeveren, jun 29, 2012 the texas gop opposes the minimum wage, none of the crazy things they do/say are going to surprise me any more schrodingers_viper, jun 29, 2012 #2. The republican party of texas has released a statement of their political platform and found in it was a call to end the teaching of critical thinking critical thinking is essential to forward thinking, problem solving, new ideas, and strengthens the brain against such things as dementia and alzheimers. Texas gop: remove critical thinking from schools recently the republican party of texas released its state's platform, and it says that critical thinking should be opposed because it could lead students to question fixed beliefs.
The texas branch of one of our two major political parties opposes teaching critical thinking skills or anything that might challenge a child's fixed beliefs. Texas gop opposes critical thinking skills in schools you are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features by joining our free community, you will have access to additional post topics, communicate privately with other members (pm), view blogs, respond to polls. It seems more like a headline from the satirical newspaper the onion, but the republican party of texas recently published its party platform, a report that - among other things - calls for a ban on teaching critical thinking skills in texas schools because of its focus on behavior modification.
The republican party of texas’ recently adopted 2012 platform contains a plank that opposes the teaching of “critical thinking skills” in schools the party says it was a mistake, but is now. Unfortunately, this notion isn’t limited to the gop in texas but is more commonly being seen across the country by some of the most strident of “school reformers. The texas gop does not oppose critical thinking skills that may challenge religious beliefs, they oppose things named critical thinking skills but are really just a packaged curriculum designed specifically to challenge religious beliefs basically all they're saying in this quote is they don't want schools teaching that there is no jesus. Recently the republican party of texas released its state's platform, and it says that critical thinking should be opposed because it could lead students to question fixed beliefs of course that's what critical thinking is supposed to do.