Friday, April 21, 2006

Chalk another one up for our publik skool system!

Your tax dollars at work! Here’s a short article courtesy of FOX News
“Refresher Course Required?”

Many Americans could apparently use a refresher course when it comes to how their government works. In a new poll, commissioned by the American Bar Association, most half could not identify the three branches of government, which are of course, the executive, legislative and judicial branches.

Some 22 percent said the three branches were Republican, Democrat and Independent. Another 16 percent identified the branches as local, state and federal. And while small numbers of people said the judicial branch is responsible for either declaring war or raising taxes, just under half correctly said the courts determine how existing law applies to a case.

I’m sorry, but this is just pathetic. Maybe we should spend a little more time teaching civics and getting the basics of education down, i.e. reading, writing and math, before we set out on the grand adventure of exposing 6 year olds to homosexuality, Heather Has Two Mommies and for the correct way for teenagers to use condoms.

See this article “Parental Rights vs. Public Schools” by Wendy McElroy. Here’s an excerpt: “The conflict began on Jan. 17, when Parker's then-5-year-old son brought home a Diversity Bookbag from kindergarten. Included was Robert Skutch's "Who's In a Family?" that depicts families headed by same-sex couples. Parker had wanted to decide for himself the timing and manner in which his son was introduced to the subject of homosexuality.

(The Bookbag is supposed to be a voluntary program but the Parkers knew nothing about it in advance.)”,2933,165253,00.html


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