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The GOP Officially Opposes Critical Thinking


Thu, 28 Jun 2012 «permalink»

From the official GOP Platform:

“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.”

Their alternative is memorization-based learning. Awesome.

Woe be unto the young person that is willing to actually question whether or not what they’re being told by their parents/teachers/churches/authority figures is actually true or not.

I should move back to Canada.

(via Mike Monteiro on Twitter (If you don’t know Mike’s Twitter profile, it’s NSFW-ish, due to an artistic representation of Bea Arthur topless as his profile background. Prudes.)