14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher(christian) Schools

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. we have been here before with some on et trying to clam that christian schools teach the same things and use the same textbooks as secular school. its nonsense. christian schools are designed to keep kids ignorant of facts the churches want to censor. here is a sample of what christian school teach:

    Thanks to a new law privatizing public education in Louisiana, Bible-based curriculum can now indoctrinate young, pliant minds with the good news of the Lord—all on the state taxpayers' dime.

    Under Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program, considered the most sweeping in the country, Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's notoriously terrible public schools receive a private education. While the governor's plan sounds great in the glittery parlance of the state's PR machine, the program is rife with accountability problems that actually haven't been solved by the new standards the Louisiana Department of Education adopted two weeks ago.

    For one, of the 119 (mostly Christian) participating schools, Zack Kopplin, a gutsy college sophomore who's taken to Change.org to stonewall the program, has identified at least 19 that teach or champion creationist nonscience and will rake in nearly $4 million in public funding from the initial round of voucher designations.

    1. Dinosaurs and humans probably hung out: "Bible-believing Christians cannot accept any evolutionary interpretation. Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time and may have even lived side by side within the past few thousand years."—Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007
    2. Dragons were totally real: "[Is] it possible that a fire-breathing animal really existed? Today some scientists are saying yes. They have found large chambers in certain dinosaur skulls…The large skull chambers could have contained special chemical-producing glands. When the animal forced the chemicals out of its mouth or nose, these substances may have combined and produced fire and smoke."—Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007
    3. "God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ."—America: Land That I Love, Teacher ed., A Beka Book, 1994
    4. Africa needs religion: "Africa is a continent with many needs. It is still in need of the gospel…Only about ten percent of Africans can read and write. In some areas the mission schools have been shut down by Communists who have taken over the government."—Old World History and Geography in Christian Perspective, 3rd ed., A Beka Book, 2004
    5. Slave masters were nice guys: "A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well."—United States History for Christian Schools, 2nd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 1991
    6. The KKK was A-OK: "[The Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross.
    7. The Great Depression wasn't as bad as the liberals made it sound:
    8. SCOTUS enslaved fetuses: "Ignoring 3,500 years of Judeo-Christian civilization, religion, morality, and law, the Burger Court held that an unborn child was not a living person but rather the "property" of the mother (much like slaves were considered property in the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sandford)."—American Government in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1997
    9. The Red Scare isn't over yet: "It is no wonder that Satan hates the family and has hurled his venom against it in the form of Communism."— American Government in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1997
    10. Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson were a couple of hacks:"[Mark] Twain's outlook was both self-centered and ultimately hopeless…Twain's skepticism was clearly not the honest questioning of a seeker of truth but the deliberate defiance of a confessed rebel."—Elements of Literature for Christian Schools, Bob Jones University, 2001
    11. Abstract algebra is too dang complicated: "Unlike the 'modern math' theorists, who believe that mathematics is a creation of man and thus arbitrary and relative, A Beka Book teaches that the laws of mathematics are a creation of God and thus absolute
    12. Gay people "have no more claims to special rights than child molesters or rapists."—Teacher's Resource Guide to Current Events for Christian Schools, 1998-1999, Bob Jones University Press, 1998
    13. "Global environmentalists have said and written enough to leave no doubt that their goal is to destroy the prosperous economies of the world's richest nations."—Economics: Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1999
    14. Globalization is a precursor to rapture: "But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."—Economics: Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1999

  2. Contrary to your statement, no one claimed that all Christian schools use the same textbooks and teach the same curriculum as secular schools. The fact is, most Christian schools use the same books and teach the same curriculum as secular schools.

    Your own data prove it. Nineteen of 119 schools teach a non-standard curriculum. That's only 16% of the total.

    In California, over 90% of religious schools teach a standard science/history curriculum.
  3. Brass


    Perhaps a secession might be a good thing after all, much like a life-saving amputation can be. It would be quite the challenge working out the details, including moving people around, but then those folks would be truly "free" and have their own national anthem: "Hail, Hail, the Gangrene's All Here."
  4. You have it ass backwards. If there were actually a secession the overwhelming majority of the poor and dependent would flock to the blue states, and the overwhelming majority of productive people and business would move to the red states.. to think otherwise is really foolish.
  5. why dont they do it now? most of the south red states are very poor.
  6. They don't do it now because it isn't legal or realistic, it could only happen through war. EDIT: I thought you meant why don't they secede, but you probably meant move. I would guess they don't move because federal policy is all encompassing, so even if certain red states have lower state taxes etc the cost of relocation may not be worth it, just a guess. Also, these business centers were established long before anti business policies came into play. You have to think on a personal level that wealthy individuals are going to move where they keep more of their money, that won't be the land of entitlement.

    Those states might be poor now but for the sake of argument lets say new blue states utilize obama's ideal policies and the red, Reagan's.. that chart you are referring to will look a lot different.

    Given a CHOICE, if you think the majority of companies currently located in blue states would stay there when they could instantly increase their margins moving to the red states, you are lying to yourself. Organizations, like restaurants, that rely on a local customer base probably would not risk it, but companies without this type of barrier would likely move. More importantly, after the split, if you as an individual were going to start a business, you are going to do so where it is more beneficial to YOU. Less expenses, less regulation, higher profit margins, lower taxes, lower barrier to entry = more opportunity.

    Also, the lazy poor that live off of the system, given a choice, are going to choose the side that perpetually grants them handouts, aren't they.
  7. freefilcher doesn't even trust the leftist spin about red states getting more federal money than they contribute .

    If red states are feeding at the govt watering hole why would they give that up ?
  8. so why dont they move to the blue states now? there are no fences.
  9. They have moved to the blue states. California has 12% of the nation's population and 32% of all welfare recipients (up from 21% in 1996).


    "From the mid-1980s to 2005, California's population grew by 10 million, while Medicaid recipients soared by seven million; tax filers paying income taxes rose by just 150,000..."
  10. filcher you are such a dolt, why move when they can get it (gubbermint largess) where they already are?
    #10     Aug 10, 2012