1. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    09 Feb '08 17:18
    I mean...do you really want people like Huckabee teaching your kids to do math? People like Bush teaching them about budgets?

    "I didn't major in math," the former Arkansas governor told a cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting. "I majored in miracles."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080209/ap_on_el_pr/huckabee
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    09 Feb '08 18:01
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I mean...do you really want people like Huckabee teaching your kids to do math? People like Bush teaching them about budgets?

    "I didn't major in math," the former Arkansas governor told a cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting. "I majored in miracles."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080209/ap_on_el_pr/huckabee
    What we need are more teachers that can teach.
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    09 Feb '08 18:07
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I mean...do you really want people like Huckabee teaching your kids to do math? People like Bush teaching them about budgets?

    "I didn't major in math," the former Arkansas governor told a cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting. "I majored in miracles."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080209/ap_on_el_pr/huckabee
    The idea of Huckabee as president makes me cry for the future.
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    09 Feb '08 18:12
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    The idea of Huckabee as president makes me cry for the future.
    If Clinton gets in you'll be sobbing.
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    09 Feb '08 18:17
    Originally posted by josephw
    If Clinton gets in you'll be sobbing.
    If any Democrat gets in it'll be time for rejoicing.
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    09 Feb '08 18:18
    Originally posted by josephw
    What we need are more teachers that can teach.
    I actually agree, what we need aren't atheist teachers, we just need good teachers; teachers that can teach as their prime order of business and are good at encouraging kids and getting them to use their brains. If they can do that then those kids will make their own judgements about the world as educated thinking people, rather than indoctrinated ones, atheist or otherwise.
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    09 Feb '08 18:30
    Originally posted by josephw
    If Clinton gets in you'll be sobbing.
    I would prefer her to Mike "screw the constitution" Huckabee.
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    09 Feb '08 18:361 edit
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    I would prefer her to Mike "screw the constitution" Huckabee.
    You may be right for all I know. I don't put too much faith in what a man will or will not do regardless of what he may say.
  9. Standard memberChronicLeaky
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    10 Feb '08 02:29
    Originally posted by josephw
    What we need are more teachers that can teach.
    We need state involvement in education (both state-sponsored schools and laws making schooling compulsory) eliminated, is what we need.
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    10 Feb '08 02:32
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I mean...do you really want people like Huckabee teaching your kids to do math? People like Bush teaching them about budgets?

    "I didn't major in math," the former Arkansas governor told a cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting. "I majored in miracles."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080209/ap_on_el_pr/huckabee
    I completely agree with your point.

    Both Bush and Huckabee are creationists and are not to be trusted teaching; otherwise they're going to start telling us about how some God started the French Revolution because He was dissatisfied about how people were discovering new elemental structures and that He invented trigonometry to explain how evolution simply cannot happen . . . .

    Personally, I completely disagree with that viewpoint, but given how illogical religion has been in the past, it wouldn't surprise me.
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    10 Feb '08 02:39
    Originally posted by josephw
    What we need are more teachers that can teach.
    No, what we need is time and opportunity to teach, as opposed to everything being about passing standardized tests that were designed to fail half the test-takers to create an artificial bell curve. Hands-on, exploratory learning is the opposite of being able to fill in bubbles, and the latter is the focus. Students are required to learn more and more spoon-fed factoids to pass those stupid tests, as well as understand questions that are written at a much higher grade level than the test-takers. Want to improve teaching? Get rid of those tests and let teachers actually use the strategies that research says match students' learning styles and have the most long-term benefits.
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    10 Feb '08 02:52
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    We need state involvement in education (both state-sponsored schools and laws making schooling compulsory) eliminated, is what we need.
    You're absolutely right! We home schooled our kids and they beat government school educated kids hands down across the board. In every way. At least within their social-economic and cultural peer group.
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    10 Feb '08 02:551 edit
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    No, what we need is time and opportunity to teach, as opposed to everything being about passing standardized tests that were designed to fail half the test-takers to create an artificial bell curve. Hands-on, exploratory learning is the opposite of being able to fill in bubbles, and the latter is the focus. Students are required to learn more and more ...[text shortened]... tegies that research says match students' learning styles and have the most long-term benefits.
    That would help. But public education is designed to produce workers, not thinkers.
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    10 Feb '08 02:59
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    I would prefer her to Mike "screw the constitution" Huckabee.
    Clinton is a socialist. She would completely ignore the constitution just as did Bill. Just as all the rest, democrat and republican. The whole political scene is pathetic.
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    10 Feb '08 02:59
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    We need state involvement in education (both state-sponsored schools and laws making schooling compulsory) eliminated, is what we need.
    I completely agree.
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