Saturday, June 30, 2012
We don't want people with critical thinking skills . . .
Anti-intellectualism has become rampantg in the GOP particularly with the rise of the Tea Party. One of the major talking heads of the GOP, Rush Limbaugh, failed every course he took in college, even ballroom dancing!
Here's the passage from page 12 of their Texas GOP party platform manual:
We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a re-labeling 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.
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