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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 05:42 PM

 

14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

Thanks to a new law privatizing public education in Louisiana, Bible-based curriculum can now indoctrinate young, pliant minds with the good news of the Lord—all on the state taxpayers' dime...

Zack Kopplin, a gutsy college sophomore who's taken to Change.org to stonewall the program, has identified at least 19 that teach or champion creationist nonscience and will rake in nearly $4 million in public funding from the initial round of voucher designations.

Many of these schools, Kopplin notes, rely on Pensacola-based A Beka Book curriculum or Bob Jones University Press textbooks to teach their pupils Bible-based "facts..."
Here are some of my favorite lessons:

1. Dinosaurs and humans probably hung out...

2. Dragons were totally real...

3. "God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ."

4. Africa needs religion

5. Slave masters were nice guys

6. The KKK was A-OK

7. The Great Depression wasn't as bad as the liberals made it sound

8. SCOTUS enslaved fetuses

9. The Red Scare isn't over yet

10. Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson were a couple of hacks

11. Abstract algebra is too dang complicated

12. Gay people "have no more claims to special rights than child molesters or rapists

13. "Global environmentalists have said and written enough to leave no doubt that their goal is to destroy the prosperous economies of the world's richest nations."

14. Globalization is a precursor to rapture:

"But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."—Economics: Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1999



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Reply 14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools (Original post)
HiPointDem Aug 2012 OP
HockeyMom Aug 2012 #1
MattBaggins Aug 2012 #2
Scootaloo Aug 2012 #4
patrice Aug 2012 #3
Occulus Aug 2012 #6
patrice Aug 2012 #7
AnotherMother4Peace Aug 2012 #5

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 05:48 PM

1. I met a young La. teacher at a party

in Florida. She had moved from La. to Fla. and was looking for a teaching position in Florida. Better. but not by much is what I told her. Go North or West if you want to teach.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 05:51 PM

2. As per number 3

their god is a real asshole

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 06:11 PM

4. Their god doesn't exist; therefore...

The "believers" are the assholes, and htye are using "god" as an excuse for the inexcusable.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 05:58 PM

3. Hey, they treated them "well", so what if they weren't free!



5. Slave masters were nice guys: "A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well."—United States History for Christian Schools, 2nd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 1991


What BETTER proof of the Republicans' acceptance of the whole slave mentality, even for themselves, does anyone need?

wow, just holy fucking, wow.

It's like I have said elsewhere, these people don't know shit about freedom.

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 09:49 PM

6. "these people don't know shit about freedom"

Oh, they do. That's why they're doing what they are. They have- correctly, in my opinion- concluded that the American version of freedom poses an existential threat to their (as they see it) supremacy as the arbiters of truth and morality... filtered, as it has always been for them, through that work of bigotry, misogyny, hate, and outright evil they call the Holy Bible.

If our nation continues as it has for all but the last three or four decades, if we continue to prosper absent universal acceptance of their god and none other in society, and bereft of acknowledgment of that god from an official standpoint, if we, in short, succeed without their god, they will be forced, wholly against their will, to eventually admit their god is needless, powerless, and may not in fact exist at all.

They know exactly what American freedom means for them. That is why they do what they do.

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Response to Occulus (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 10:39 PM

7. Good points. Really having to rethink my understanding.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 09:17 PM

5. and "Electricity is a mystery that we don't really understand"

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