Sunday, July 1, 2012

Why Use Your Brain?

Maybe you've heard about the Texas Republican Party Platform (PDF) which contains this gem of a plank:

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.

And if you want to see what happens when you don't use critical thinking skills just read the rest of the platform. Privatize Social Security, get rid of the minimum wage, no to the United Nations Agenda 21, no homosexuality, no sex education beyond abstinence, and support Israel because of God's biblical promise to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse it.

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