Re: Can or should conservatives trust the history of the last 50 years?
What Conservatives call indoctrination is pretty obvious if you pick up a elementary school Social Studies text. It's not even a particularly recent development either. When my son, now 30 was in 6th grade, I thumbed through his text book. I was shocked to find 4 pages on Martin Luther King, 1 and a half on Malcolm X and just one paragraph on the US Constitution. In the name of multiculturalism. kids come out of school full of pretty much useless information. While an understanding of the Civil Rights Movement is valuable in understanding US history, a more than cursory knowledge of the Constitution is vital
Originally Posted by MeadHallPirate
The public school system is dominated by liberal thinking people of whom, probably 80%-90% can be depended upon to vote for anyone with a D after his name. The good ones don't push their views, but they don't really have to. The text books only provide the information educators want the kids to have.
Private schools may be somewhat more Conservative, but that is limited to usually only the values the Church holds dear. Consider the Catholic Church's stand on abortion. A conservative view, yes, but their stance on AGW is quite Liberal
You can sit there and deny it all night, but you will not be able to come up with a Conservative public primary/secondary education system anywhere in the US. there are some Conservative private universities, but not nearly as many, or with the importance of the Yales and Harvards
I'm sick and tired of my brothers and sisters dying to preserve America's right to drive like assholes.