From Smart Girl Nation:
A member’s daughter, a senior in high school, had come home upset because, although the speech was not shown in her school, her anatomy teacher had made the class watch the President’s health care speech. After the video was shown, the students were given a short quiz about the speech. The questions asked gave the assumption that the answers provided in the President’s speech were fact and not opinion. The students were given no opportunity to discuss opposing views or have a debate on the topic. In fact, when one student stated that the President had lied, the student was told that kind of talk was unnecessary. Students in the class with opposing views were forced to remain silent or whisper amongst themselves.
The daughter of our member was so upset about what had occured that she refused to finish the quiz and brought it home to her mother for review. A copy of the quiz is provided below. Some of these students were educated on the health care debate going on in the country, while others simply took the information as fact and filled out their quiz. For those students, President Obama’s speech was their education. Is that not considered indoctrination?
So all the lefties that laughed and did the “I told you sos” over the speech. It was obviously scrubbed once the parents across the country raised hell. They didn’t hand out the study guides that they’d previously shown. Things were changed.
However, it’s become a battle between the education system and parents. You cannot present things that are not facts as, well, fact. I know from my own experience in the public education system that there are things that are just accepted by teachers as truth, when really, they’re not… mostly centering around religion and science and history. It is then passed on to students as truth. It’s a trend, one that has been heading heading leftward since the 60′s. This is the culmination of that.
The responsiblity of an educator is to present fact and facilitate critical thinking and dicussion. Spoonfeeding high school students misinformation as fact is not okay on any level.
If pundits and other political and health care professionals still do not have the answers to the questions asked in the quiz, there is no solid ground for the teacher to be presenting this as fact.
Education fail. Reason #48975478 I want to home school my kids.