October 2, 2012
Yeah, politicians should be the ones to decide how to teach kids…

From the Republican Party of Texas election platform (p.12) comes this classic bit of education madness:

Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification, and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

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