Monday, February 11, 2013

Higher order thinking skills verboten - Texas GOP

Is it actually possible that a major political party in a major state would oppose "critical thinking skills"?  Yes if you are the Texas GOP,
"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."
Texas Republican Party platform 2012
`God said it, I believe it and that settles it!'  To which they add - `And you must too!'
BTW Houston Chronicle writer Chris Ladd in his blog GOP Lifer (get the pun?) carries on the lonely struggle for rational conservatism in the Lone Star State.
And further - is there any just reason to oppose the Mexican Army taking back Texas?

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