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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 12:59 PM

TN Education Dept. lists 14 race, history concepts that cannot be taught in classrooms

The Tennessee Department of Education is tweaking a new set of rules covering what can and what canít be taught when it comes to race and history in classrooms.

Those topics have been at the center of lots of debate around the country. While the term critical race theory isnít used in the guidelines for Tennessee schools, you may have heard it in connection with the issue. A draft of new rules came out in August after a bill passed in the General Assembly and the public had a chance to weigh in.

The modified version still has a list of 14 prohibited concepts, including that race or sex makes a person inherently privileged and that the U.S. is fundamentally racist.

However, it gives the state the possibility to take away more funding if it finds violations. Provided below is a document containing the Department of Educationís rules and specifically prohibited concepts in instruction

a) One (1) race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex;
(b) An individual, by virtue of the individualís race or sex, is inherently privileged, racist,
sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously;
(c) An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of
the individualís race or sex;
(d) An individualís moral character is determined by the individualís race or sex;
(e) An individual, by virtue of the individualís race or sex, bears responsibility for actions
committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex;
(f) An individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or another form of psychological
distress solely because of the individualís race or sex;

The whole thing can be downloaded here
https://www.wate.com/news/tennessee/tn-education-dept-lists-14-race-history-concepts-that-cannot-be-taught-in-classrooms/

It is pretty disgusting and narrow-minded, IMNSHO

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Jilly_in_VA Nov 2021 OP
viva la Nov 2021 #1
spooky3 Nov 2021 #2
greymattermom Nov 2021 #3
OldBaldy1701E Nov 2021 #5
keithbvadu2 Nov 2021 #4

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 01:07 PM

1. "White people are the true victims!"

The need of rightwingers to be simultaneously all-powerful and big victims is sickening.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 01:12 PM

2. Some of these are just factually incorrect. That's anti-education.

Some others are opinions and should be good springboards for evidence-based instruction.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 01:14 PM

3. Make sure the students get this list.

And they will learn a lot on their own.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:14 PM

5. I was thinking the same thing! (n/t)

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 01:32 PM

4. They made a slight modification of an ideal.

The Declaration states, ďWe hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of HappinessÖ.Ē

becomes:::

(not teachable) All Americans are not created equal and are not endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable rights, including, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; or

"all Men" becomes "All Americans".

That pesky Constitution just gets in their way sometimes.

(All Men meaning all persons of course)

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