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Texas GOP Rejects 'Critical Thinking' Skills. Really.

Offbeat  (tags: GOP, Texas, society, education, news )

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In the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff department, here's what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education:

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Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:03 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 7:37 am
And y'all wonder why I want to leave this Dawg forsaken state in the rearview mirror????? This is the crap SANE people who have the misfortune of existing here have to put up with at every turn.

The legislators want controllable slaves for their fascist companies and they want slaves that will not talk back, put up a fight or disobey their overlords. Ignorance is truly bliss for these Nazi's. What floors me is, the people go along with this concept and even VOTE IT IN. Amazing.

. (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 10:10 am
Texas has the honor of becoming a nearly fascist state. Do these people spend too much time in the sun? Is there massive inbreeding the nation is not aware of?
I would assume Texas is aware they rank in the bottom third in educational ranking.Critically thinking, I wonder what their thoughts are this subject?

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 10:27 am
They figure if they dumb-down the population they're easier to control and manipulate.

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 10:59 am
Are they crazy?

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 11:03 am
Noted, thanks.

Jaime Alves (52)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 11:39 am
Texas again, crazy Texans.!!

c fraser (49)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:21 pm
Obviously Texas doesn't want people to learn to think for themselves.

Beverly C (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:27 pm
The GOP doesn't want kids to learn to "think for themselves" and base their thinking and conclusions on FACTS AND TRUTH - because the kids then might realize how wrong their parents' and many other adults' hateful bigoted prejudiced thinking is.

Elle B (84)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:52 pm
TY Carrie.

Mutant maniacs w/severe cognitive deficits, harmful loss of function [you lose it if you don't use it] are now making it official...the mutation is permanent and they want the entire population to mutate right along with them [ that's so gross] i've held the position for a very long time that their prefrontal cortexes are grossly i'm afraid they just don't have them. . .they're missing. . .gone. . .

Carlton Ward (55)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:53 pm

There is a reason for the "Dumbing Down" in Education - Watch this free online movie and you will understand all of the dynamics at play and why we are in this mess. Hint: It has nothing to do with Democrats vs Republicans as that is just purely part of the charade...

John B (185)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:49 pm
Brings back memories of Rod Sterling and the Outer LImits. Thanks, raed and noted

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:56 pm
This is crazy. They're trying to take their state and the country back to the dark ages.

David C (131)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:08 pm
not surprised...look at the majority of their recent governors, senators, reps.....

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 5:39 pm
What's so new about this? The Dummycrats have been rejecting 'critical thinking' since 1963!

Carlton Ward (55)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:33 pm
Yo Fred K, This is an article about the Republican run state of Texas (for the last 20 years) whose schoolbooks are politically & religiously flawed and their education ranks near the bottom of the US rankings...

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:47 pm
I have no idea what Fred is talking about, but it has nothing to do with this thread.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:48 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Carlton because you have done so within the last week

Jeremy S (3)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 7:06 pm
When I lived in Texas (for the worst 5 years of my life), the critical thinking class I took--I was a student at the time--was non-political, non-religious, and quite sensible, really. How things must have changed in 20 years! (You couldn't pay me to live there now!)

Marie W (67)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 10:16 pm
No surprise.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 11:50 pm
Crap! The Texas GOP has been out in the sun too long and their brains have dried up in the drought! (that's assuming they had any!)

With attitudes like that towards education, Texas will never be a power house contributor to the US economy.

Janis B (7)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 3:43 am
Scary stuff. and these idiots are actually voted in Utterly gobsmacking!

William Y (54)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 7:43 pm
Nothing like creating sheep to follow the fascist ideology.

Kachina L (9)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:12 pm
Ladies and Gents, we get the majority of our educational books from Texas. REDNECK ignorant mind controlling fools who want to control all aspects of what your children learn. How Dare We Teach Our Children How To Think for themselves! Dictators and Traitors of Humanity! This is beyond ridiculous! I am a student of Grand Canyon University, a private Christian University and we are currently learning, critical thinking and I am SO HAPPY to have this course. Every child and every adult needs this course to start learning How To Think For Yourself! We are not robots or slaves to the Will of Ignorant Men/Women who want to own you, control your thinking and every aspect of your life. Bushites take a Hike... God Rules!
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