what is there problem? Why are they trying to change history?
Quoting benJAHmin from Jul 6 2009 12:12:22:
i had a dream that i pulled back the washing machine from the wall and found a cup of toothbrushes, then we took them outside and mounted them like broomsticks and then we flew around my garden, it was pretty awesome
they are trying to change people's perception of what happened. ignoring minority groups, excluding hip hop and including country into "great american achievements" is just how the conservative leaders want their america to be.
the problem is these schools are taxpayer funded. if it was a private school that would be one thing, teach whatever you want, but as part of the public school system they shouldnt.
i know you think the public school system should be abolished, but this isnt about what you think it should be, its about what it is today. and with the way it is today, they shouldnt be allowed to do this.
there's a certain point where it neither looks good nor functions properly...that's when you know you look steezy - no_steeze
i dont think it should be abolished. im just in favor of expanding the opportunities i was afforded due to my upper middle class upbringing to children less fortunate than myself.
let the consumer (children, parents) make the choice where their kids can go to school. sadly because of the high cost associated with private schooling this is out of reach for a large number of Americans. the public school would still exist. but if parents were not happy with the education their children were receiving then their kids wouldnt need to go there.
I refuse to accept as guilt the fact of my own existence.
Remember also that the smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
good point but irrelevant to this issue. this is public education, regardless of whether it should be this way, or not it is. like you say choosing the school you go to for the majority of our nation is not possible, or practical. when the mandantory education you receive is being biased in this way, with no real regard to the importance of being educated about historic figures and events that shaped our nation and world its pretty fucked and, and i feel really scary that people can even think about doing this, let alone put it in the process of actually being implemented.