From the folks who gave us President Monkey Boy, and tried to sell us Rick Perry:
In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, here’s what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education:
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. — Washington Post
That’s as admirably candid a chunk of imbecility as ever canned in a single six-pack.
You can easily envision what went into this. There’s certain element of conservative anti-thought that worries about kids going to school where they might be exposed to socialist instructors from liberal colleges who teach that bible’s version of creation is a load of goat shit. Or that global climate change isn’t an AlGore hallucination. Etc.
Who needs critical thinking skills when we have obedience? And guns to play with? And snot to roll?
On the subject of guns, I find this humorous:
And that’s all I got because July 24 was National Tequila Day, and I’m a Patriot.