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Mon May 17, 2021, 11:56 PM

Is our children learning? Republicans hope the answer is 'no.'

Opinion by Dana Milbank

Pretty much everything the Trump-occupied Republican Party has been doing these days violates the basic tenets of democracy that American schoolchildren are taught.

But the Trumpy right has come up with an elegant remedy to relieve the cognitive dissonance: They want to cancel civics education. If the voters don’t know how the government is supposed to function, they’ll be none the wiser when it malfunctions — which has been pretty much all the time.

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How do they get away with such fundamental violations of America’s democratic traditions? Well, maybe it’s because only a quarter of U.S. students are proficient in civics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. And apparently, the right wants to keep it that way.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/17/is-our-children-learning-republicans-hope-answer-is-no/

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 17 OP
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elleng May 18 #2
Harker May 18 #4
littlemissmartypants May 18 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 12:13 AM

1. Education is a lynchpin

Of society. They need to stop f’in with it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 12:18 AM

2. They've been doing it for years.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:14 AM

4. Yep. From textbooks to curricula to vouchers. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 01:07 AM

3. Not about grammar, apparently. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:16 AM

5. How will these children, as adults, put food on their families?

I still loathe Bush. Making him look better by comparison isn't working with me.

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