Critics like to talk about stuff like "indoctrination" and "social engineering" without being specific, as if we all just know what those words mean in their (the critics') heads.
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Fair enough, I find the "indoctrination" material to be learning more about Mexican government than US government.
Or part of the Core...."These new partnerships must also inspire students to take a bigger and deeper view of their civic obligations -- not only to their countries of origin but to the betterment of the global community."
Pint-Size Eco-Police, Making Parents Proud and Sometimes Crazy
"I have very, very environmentally conscious children -- more so than me, I'm embarrassed to say," said Ms. Ross, a social worker in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. "They're on my case about getting a hybrid car. They want me to replace all the light bulbs in the house with energy-saving bulbs."
Ms. Ross's children are part of what experts say is a growing army of "eco-kids" -- steeped in environmentalism at school, in houses of worship, through scouting and even via popular culture -- who try to hold their parents accountable at home. Amid their pride in their children's zeal for all things green, the grown-ups sometimes end up feeling like scofflaws under the watchful eye of the pint-size eco-police, whose demands grow ever greater, and more expensive.
Now you might argue kids need to know about the blah blah blah......
What we need is to teach kids to add, subtract, read and write, critical thinking, history, US government, and some arts. They don't need to be perfect, but at least they should graduate with that knowledge. Right now the system is geared towards secreting eco-police, and anything but those core competencies. In College they can explore the ideas of GlobalWarming and all the other curriculum that is trendy and trending...