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#31
(04-16-2018, 01:43 AM)Suzy Q Wrote: White, Christian Americans Finding It ‘Difficult to Adjust’ to Becoming Minority

A soon-to-be-released updated edition of an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History textbook teaches students that white Christian Americans are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority and puts forward the perception that President Donald Trump’s election occurred because his apparent “racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...ium=social

That's what our taxes are paying for.  Whatcha gonna do about it?

Homeschool, where you can use whatever text you want.

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#32
Public school is a crime against children.
Get over it or die mad.  
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(04-16-2018, 02:28 AM)Suzy Q Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 02:19 AM)Verity Wrote: There was a thread awhile back also about the AP US History book,
about their total bastardization of the second amendment. They
actually rewrote it iirc. If I can find it I'll post here.

It's all outrageous!

Many schools no longer teach cursive writing it's considered a bygone.  They also no longer teach the constitution or bill of rights.  Funny how our founding documents are all written in cursive which many will not understand if they tried to read it.

Problem solved, in readable English and portable.

https://www.amazon.com/Constitution-Genu...B00629WC3Q
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(04-16-2018, 09:47 AM)Verity Wrote: A little OT but I was exploring the blog with the cursive post I
shared above, and took a look at one of the co-blogger's books.
It's one I'm sure a lot of Fringers would appreciate and/or
enjoy. @Ishtahota in particular comes to mind.  Heartflowers

https://www.amazon.com/Did-You-See-This-...e434367e3a

Did You See This?: Poems to Provoke the Politically Correct Paperback – October 6, 2016
by Herbert Knapp (Author)

"These poems read as if they were written in response to recent political events. Not so. Almost all of them were written years ago, some over half a century ago, which shows the country has been in the same kinds of trouble for a long time. There are jingles here, ironic monologues, epigrams, sonnets, and stories. They are united by the author’s awareness of his situation: The world I'm in is not the one I knew when I was 21 in '52."

From one of the reviews:

Jeff Gurner
5.0 out of 5 starsA Poet Laureate for the Post-Obama Era?
December 1, 2016
Format: Paperback

"Feel that? That's the vibration created when the collective gnashing of teeth and rending of clothing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan reaches its zenith in reaction to this unapologetic skewering of the Left's sacred cows. It's what happens when Knapp's efforts here intelligently, cleverly and provocatively awaken the ivory tower set to the fact that backbone and funnybone are often one and the same, and that Liberals from Inwood to Hollywood were born with neither. How refreshing to feel the intelligentsia discover that the cartoons of the New Yorker don't have the market cornered on the intellectual brand of funny.

"From the Kennedy assassination to Obamacare to 9/11 and beyond, Knapp has essentially penned the thinking man's collection of subversive limericks here. His manipulation of language is masterful in its subtlety, as he takes bites out of the left's talking points more voraciously than a liberal elitist does a serving of duck confit.

..."

up

Speaking of 'open books' I must be one!

Chuckle

Ya, I just ordered that one! I am a sucker for political parody or, hell, any parody for that matter!

Can't wait to see the Limericks!

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(04-16-2018, 10:51 AM)Ishtahota Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 09:47 AM)Verity Wrote: A little OT but I was exploring the blog with the cursive post I
shared above, and took a look at one of the co-blogger's books.
It's one I'm sure a lot of Fringers would appreciate and/or
enjoy. @Ishtahota in particular comes to mind.  Heartflowers

https://www.amazon.com/Did-You-See-This-...e434367e3a

Did You See This?: Poems to Provoke the Politically Correct Paperback – October 6, 2016
by Herbert Knapp (Author)

"These poems read as if they were written in response to recent political events. Not so. Almost all of them were written years ago, some over half a century ago, which shows the country has been in the same kinds of trouble for a long time. There are jingles here, ironic monologues, epigrams, sonnets, and stories. They are united by the author’s awareness of his situation: The world I'm in is not the one I knew when I was 21 in '52."

From one of the reviews:

Jeff Gurner
5.0 out of 5 starsA Poet Laureate for the Post-Obama Era?
December 1, 2016
Format: Paperback

"Feel that? That's the vibration created when the collective gnashing of teeth and rending of clothing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan reaches its zenith in reaction to this unapologetic skewering of the Left's sacred cows. It's what happens when Knapp's efforts here intelligently, cleverly and provocatively awaken the ivory tower set to the fact that backbone and funnybone are often one and the same, and that Liberals from Inwood to Hollywood were born with neither. How refreshing to feel the intelligentsia discover that the cartoons of the New Yorker don't have the market cornered on the intellectual brand of funny.

"From the Kennedy assassination to Obamacare to 9/11 and beyond, Knapp has essentially penned the thinking man's collection of subversive limericks here. His manipulation of language is masterful in its subtlety, as he takes bites out of the left's talking points more voraciously than a liberal elitist does a serving of duck confit.

..."

up

Speaking of 'open books' I must be one!

Chuckle

Ya, I just ordered that one! I am a sucker for political parody or, hell, any parody for that matter!

Can't wait to see the Limericks!

Heartflowers

My, what a coincidence!* Being the constructor of fine riddles
that you are, I thought you would likely appreciate the word
play offered here. :) Hope you will enjoy the poems! Heartflowers
*(edit--oh, maybe you ordered following my rec--no matter
though, happy reading either way!)
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(04-16-2018, 09:58 AM)Verity Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 09:52 AM)Moon Rocks Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 08:29 AM)Heir Wrote: I entered Public School handwriting cursively . Took a paddling for it on the second day of 1st Grade . Thanks Mrs . Toy for setting Me straight about " Authority " .

Was already reading about 3rd Grade level so didn't get called to participate in reading exercises . Thanks Grand Ma for all the felt board bible stories .

I was Home Schooled from a toddler up until the 9th Grade .Once I finished reading and daily reporting on the entire World Book Encyclopedia and accompanying Book of Knowledge set , it was Public School alone . And I pretty much was .

Want a perspective on where this lack of scriptive ability has led and is leading ? Just search
Handwriting and Brain Function
.

My daughter has been a Montessori teacher for over ten years. The children in her school are taught cursive writing first because of enhanced brain stimulation and the much easier pathway of cursive into printing versus printing into cursive. They begin teaching cursive in the first grade which is the same time they begin to learn how to construct complex sentences. She had twenty two students in her last class so this is not achieved due to small classroom size nor because students with learning and behavioral disabilities are not accepted - they are. Its a different method of teaching and setting up the classroom that is conducive to learning.

I was really surprised to learn from the blog post that all schoolchildren used to
learn cursive from the outset.

"...Ball-and-stick was first introduced in the New York City school system in 1922
by Marjorie Wise, a reading specialist. Before then, children just learned cursive
from the beginning...."
It is really curious to find out you people call it "cursive writing".

To me, it has always been just "writing".

What is it they are teaching now in schools, if it is not writing?
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#37
(04-16-2018, 12:21 PM)Justme Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 09:58 AM)Verity Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 09:52 AM)Moon Rocks Wrote: My daughter has been a Montessori teacher for over ten years. The children in her school are taught cursive writing first because of enhanced brain stimulation and the much easier pathway of cursive into printing versus printing into cursive. They begin teaching cursive in the first grade which is the same time they begin to learn how to construct complex sentences. She had twenty two students in her last class so this is not achieved due to small classroom size nor because students with learning and behavioral disabilities are not accepted - they are. Its a different method of teaching and setting up the classroom that is conducive to learning.

I was really surprised to learn from the blog post that all schoolchildren used to
learn cursive from the outset.

"...Ball-and-stick was first introduced in the New York City school system in 1922
by Marjorie Wise, a reading specialist. Before then, children just learned cursive
from the beginning...."
It is really curious to find out you people call it "cursive writing".

To me, it has always been just "writing".

What is it they are teaching now in schools, if it is not writing?

Only how to print. Like you see this only sloppier.
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#38
(04-16-2018, 02:28 AM)Suzy Q Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 02:19 AM)Verity Wrote: There was a thread awhile back also about the AP US History book,
about their total bastardization of the second amendment. They
actually rewrote it iirc. If I can find it I'll post here.

It's all outrageous!

Many schools no longer teach cursive writing it's considered a bygone.  They also no longer teach the constitution or bill of rights.  Funny how our founding documents are all written in cursive which many will not understand if they tried to read it.

Most older journals and stories are written in cursive. Kids 30 and under can't read history!

Now you know why it isn't taught!
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(04-16-2018, 02:19 AM)Verity Wrote: There was a thread awhile back also about the AP US History book,
about their total bastardization of the second amendment. They
actually rewrote it iirc. If I can find it I'll post here.

It's all outrageous!

I’m thinking in July or maybe after the summer is over, we’re signing up for the Rand Paul curriculum, Ecuador it is VERY detailed about our constitution and history. I’m not raising my child to be a fucking lemming. Facepalm
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#40
Yeah welcome to the new millennium.
"Welcome to Costco, I love you"
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