Thursday, June 28, 2012

Why Texas Can't Have Nice Things

Or, one of the many reasons why intelligent people would NEVER live there:

This is from the Texas Republican National Convention 2012 Platform
"Additionally, the document states the party opposes mandatory pre-school and kindergarten, saying parents are "best suited to train their children in their early development."
The position causing the most controversy, however, is the statement that they oppose the teaching of "higher order thinking skills" -- a curriculum which strives to encourage critical thinking -- arguing that it might challenge "student's fixed beliefs" and undermine "parental authority."
The party also notes its encouragement of legislation that prevents "non-citizens unlawfully present in the United States" from enrolling in public schools, a stance that federal officials have previously deemed against the law."
And throw in repealing the Civil Rights Act just for flavor. You do not want those highly educated, critical-thinking nonwhites and non conservatives making any intelligent decisions to help move YOUR state into the 21st century. 

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