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appalachiablue

(41,625 posts)
Sun Nov 19, 2023, 10:03 AM Nov 2023

War Against Schools, Critical Thinking: Thom Hartmann 📚


How the Right-Wing is Trying to Turn Public Education Into Corporate Obedience Schools, Jim Hightower, Sept. 14, 2023.
https://jimhightower.substack.com/p/how-the-right-wing-is-trying-to-turn#details
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Hightower, The right wing’s shriveled view of an education, Nov. 16, 2023.
.. The humanities are priceless, by Jim Hightower — OtherWords

The far-out right-wing’s latest political ploy takes extremism to the extreme. Escalating their divisive series of “culture wars” — banning books, suppressing women’s rights, whitewashing history, demonizing teachers, etc. — their next idea is to declare war on ideas themselves. Specifically, they’re going after state university programs that teach creative arts and social studies, including history, languages, music, civics, literature, economics, theology, and other courses in the humanities that explore ideas, foster free-thinking, and expand enlightenment. We can’t have that, can we?

Thus, GOP lawmakers in North Carolina, for example, are eliminating funding for top humanities professors in their universities...
https://www.thepanamanews.com/2023/11/hightower-the-right-wings-shriveled-view-of-an-education/
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War Against Schools, Critical Thinking: Thom Hartmann 📚 (Original Post) appalachiablue Nov 2023 OP
TX GOP opposed critical thinking skills in school. keithbvadu2 Nov 2023 #1
Thanks for the info, the destruction appalachiablue Nov 2023 #3
Can't have educated slaves now can we.... NotHardly Nov 2023 #2
Once again my State CRK7376 Feb 2024 #4

keithbvadu2

(37,938 posts)
1. TX GOP opposed critical thinking skills in school.
Sun Nov 19, 2023, 11:30 AM
Nov 2023

TX GOP opposed critical thinking skills in school. 2012

https://truthout.org/articles/texas-gop-declares-no-more-teaching-of-critical-thinking-skills-in-texas-public-schools/

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181381120

Texas GOP Declares: “No More Teaching of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ in Texas Public Schools“
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The company is moving across the Texas prairie, taking down traditional public schools like locusts consuming wheat fields. Keeping with the Republican platform, they promise to make obedience training and anti-intellectualism the cornerstone and foundation of education in Texas, to the detriment of students and society.

appalachiablue

(41,625 posts)
3. Thanks for the info, the destruction
Sun Nov 19, 2023, 12:25 PM
Nov 2023

that's been planned for years is sad to see in Texas and elsewhere. The anti intellectual, anti democratic ideology and emphasis on conforming is moving along, step by step.

This country as previous generations knew it is becoming unrecognizable.

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