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Let’s stipulate at the outset here that many, perhaps even most, of the private schools funded in part by taxpayers through vouchers are doing a good job of educating kids.
But some of them aren’t.
An INTERESTING ARTICLE by John Aravosis lists some of the nonsense that’s been taught in voucher schools. A few examples:
–The Ku Klux Klan was a force for good.
–The majority of slaves in the Old South were treated well.
–Dinosaurs and humans lived side by side.
It says HERE that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (above) is promoting a scheme to teach children a scurrilously fictional account of American history and a wildly perverted version of science:
Under a voucher system introduced by the state’s governor Bobby Jindal – a rising star of the Republican party – pupils attending 119 schools in the state, many of them run by the religious right, will be reading textbooks which tell that dinosaurs co-existed with humans, slaves did not have it so bad and the Ku Klux Klan had some good points. Oh, and that Mark Twain was hopeless and Emily Dickinson, …
Fifty-two years after Smokey Robinson and the Miracles scored their first hit single with “Shop Around,” the song is put to good political use in this campaign ad from the Democratic National Committee:
I have long suspected that Mitt Romney’s line about borrowing money from your parents to help pay for college would eventually turn up in a campaign ad.
And here it is: