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Tea Party Textbook Shocks

One of Arizona`s public charter schools is under fire from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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Tea Party Textbook Shocks. One of Arizona`s public charter schools is under fire from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
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Male, 30-39, Western US
 307 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:40:38 PM
I don't necessarily doubt that these books are probably fringe / right wing / etc. I do, however, always have a hard time with someone who is criticizing a book based on someone else`s review, rather than citing passages from the book itself. In both cases, it seems he cites someone`s quoting, or interpretation of passages in the book, yet it doesn`t seem like he is actually citing either of the two books with direct quotes... seems a bit fishy to me.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3781 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 10:49:15 AM
"How is this post even vaguely related to "religion" anyhow? It's about the Tea Party!"

One of the books in question, The Five Thousand Year Leap, teaches that "without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained." That clearly violates the separation of church & state that must be maintained in schools.

You want facts & reason, there you go. The book teaches that religion is a must for government and society to prosper, which is false and should not be taught as fact in schools.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 1945 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:09:21 AM
An ignorant society gets the government they deserve.
Why do you think the Far Right Republicans are so keen to undermine our educational system?

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28121 Posts
Sunday, July 20, 2014 11:08:54 PM
@WhoDat: Oh I understood what you TRIED (but failed) to say. Why should I spell it out for you if you're too feeble to speak coherently? You want me to carry your water? Screw that idea.

So: NO PUBLIC SCHOOL in America EVER talks about Religion, period? Is that your claim? Because by your standards they should all be shut down if they did so.

And religious affiliated "institutions" ARE ALLOWED (says YOUR link) to open Charter Schools... just not OVERTLY religious ones.

How is this post even vaguely related to "religion" anyhow? It`s about the Tea Party!

I guess you`re correct @WhoDat: I`m unable to understand "liberal logic" quite the way you are! I keep letting things like `facts` and `reason` get in the way of blind obedience! Silly me!

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3781 Posts
Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:11:06 PM
@5Cats - Like I said, you clearly lack the critical thinking skills to understand what I said.

I pointed out there are 3 times more churches (FYI, that figure includes ALL houses of worship) than there are public schools. They can discuss their religion in those houses of worship but must keep them out of any school that receives public funds.

Charter schools are PUBLIC schools run by private groups and approved by the State Board of Education. While they are freed from SOME state rules, the MUST adhere to the state's accountability tests and maintain a separation of church & state.

Don`t believe me? Read about it here...
Nat`l Education Association Policy on Charter Schools

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