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3 hours ago, Irishman said:

Along the lines of the Tulsa Hurricanes lol....sorry...Tulsa GOLDEN Hurricanes. 

I don't see my old *original HS changing anytime soon:  Lutheran HS North Crusaders (MO)  ....

Now where I graduated from, Warren Central DRAGONS (KY)...  that has a LOT more implied history behind the reason for the >nickname>   🤬

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8 hours ago, DE said:

He has been parading around the State with a group of crazies who are making the same claims about all K-12 schools, mostly public schools, but they include private schools as well. 

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8 hours ago, DE said:

I would characterize AG Rokita as a politician looking for a cause. His tenure as AG has been highlighted by: 

  1. Getting slapped from pillar to post by every federal judge who looks at these unconstitutional abortion laws the General Assembly keeps passing.
  2. Unsuccessfully went to court to try and keep the Governor from filing a lawsuit on his own.
  3.  Now investigating whether Valparaiso University — which was so incompetent they had to close their law school because no one would go to it — is in league with Chinese Communists in order to influence the minds of Hoosiers.

He’s either a whack job, or desperately seeking a springboard to higher office — or both.

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11 minutes ago, Irishman said:

He has been parading around the State with a group of crazies who are making the same claims about all K-12 schools, mostly public schools, but they include private schools as well. 

Links to new articles please.

 

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44 minutes ago, Irishman said:

He has been parading around the State with a group of crazies who are making the same claims about all K-12 schools, mostly public schools, but they include private schools as well. 

This article was the first I saw of it.

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I guess its the university's perogative if they choose to change their nickname....first I have heard of a connection to the Crusades being so negative that nicknames must be scrapped, but so be it.  But a logo with a lighthouse in a landlocked city?  This long time Lutheran is stuggling a little with the university's ability to brand.  

Irishman...your post about Univ of Tulsa led me to look it up their nickname origin.  Interesting.....I guess Golden Tornadoes were taken at the time by Georgia Tech.

https://tulsaworld.com/origins-of-the-golden-hurricane-nickname/article_9bab7080-630a-573e-9643-c7a8717f1564.html

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The purple for parents group is a group of fundamentalist christians who want to drastically alter what is taught in public schools, and make the claim that SEL is a way to teach CRT....which both equate to teaching marxism. The parents have a facebook page where they post a lot of stuff. Rokita appeared with them in Kosciusko County, as this article states. He was at their meeting in Wabash as well. There is video of him being there on their page. He was scheduled to be at the meeting held in New Haven....not sure if he showed up there. I believe he was at a meeting in Brownsburg with them as well. He seems to have avoided them in Fishers and Carmel.  

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2021/07/09/rokita-claims-critical-race-theory-part-of-social-emotional-learning-draft/

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Beacons, just like Guardians, won't really instill fear in any opponents.  But Valpo is a private school and they can do what they want, I just wonder if this move will have any effect on alumni donations.

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6 minutes ago, Irishman said:

The purple for parents group is a group of fundamentalist christians who want to drastically alter what is taught in public schools, and make the claim that SEL is a way to teach CRT....which both equate to teaching marxism. The parents have a facebook page where they post a lot of stuff. Rokita appeared with them in Kosciusko County, as this article states. He was at their meeting in Wabash as well. There is video of him being there on their page. He was scheduled to be at the meeting held in New Haven....not sure if he showed up there. I believe he was at a meeting in Brownsburg with them as well. He seems to have avoided them in Fishers and Carmel.  

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2021/07/09/rokita-claims-critical-race-theory-part-of-social-emotional-learning-draft/

Ahh, SEL. Government's attempt to mandate what students should think and feel.

https://nancyebailey.com/2018/03/19/social-emotional-learning-the-dark-side/

https://www.theadvocates.org/2019/03/social-emotional-learning-is-bad-news-for-educators-and-families/

https://pioneerinstitute.org/featured/new-study-finds-multiple-problems-with-push-for-social-emotional-learning-in-k-12-education/

https://www.frc.org/events/programming-our-children-the-social-engineering-agenda-of-social-emotional-learning

https://www.theepochtimes.com/trading-academics-for-far-left-social-emotional-learning_3466722.html

https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/emotional-learning-will-be-the-downfall-of-society

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1 minute ago, Irishman said:

Aligning yourself with the fundamentalist christian movement, I see. Good to know you are saved now. 

So being critical of an educational theory based on "feelings" makes one a fundamentalist Christian.  Got it.  Better that than an avowed socialist.

https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/compulsory-education-social-control

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“School,” writes John Taylor Gatto in Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling , “is a twelve‐year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned.” Gatto identifies seven universal lessons that “constitute a national curriculum”: confusion, class position, indifference, emotional dependency, intellectual dependency, conditional self‐esteem, and surveillance. Gatto, himself an award‐winning schoolteacher, is famous for arguing that schools, quite contrary to popular belief, are designed to retard the process of genuine education by frustrating students’ natural curiosities, inculcating a self‐destructive dependence on supposed superiors, and promoting the unnatural sequestration of the old and the young, among other things. Gatto confronts his reader with a disturbing truth: “that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.” And priming the student to meekly acquiesce to those in command may well be the primary function of government schools.

Compulsory schooling, mandated and run by the government, was and remains a distinctly martial phenomenon—which is to say that it is justified, if at all, on military grounds and maintains the characteristic features of military regimentation. In urging authorities to institute compulsory schooling, Martin Luther contended that if government has the power to conscript people into military service, then surely it has the right and the obligation to compel schooling. 

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Writing in 1937, M.L. Jacks, Director of Oxford University’s Department of Education, remarked on “the progressive assumption by the State of a parent’s responsibilities,” where the school is no longer a place in which lessons are to be learned, but in which life is to be lived. The teacher, here, is not in the place of the parent; he is rather himself the parent. Today, it is difficult to imagine a group more contemptuous of parents and the parent‐child relationship than government teachers’ unions. Merely to suggest the idea that parents ought to have meaningful choices as regards the education of their children is to invite the asperity of government school teachers. The very notion of choice is received as a personal insult; why this should be the case is not at all clear, unless of course teachers believe that they should not have to compete, that competition is beneath them and parents should simply accept, in quiet submission, the school to which the government and their ZIP code assign them. How very ungrateful of parents to want to compare service providers, as they would in any other context.

 

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19 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

No. To the best of my knowledge, I have never voted for a Libertarian either.

I wasn't aware that Mr. Rokita was a member of the Libertarian political party.

 

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3 hours ago, Muda69 said:

I wasn't aware that Mr. Rokita was a member of the Libertarian political party.

 

It appears that Rokita's view on education aligns with yours per your earlier post. I guess he's a Fundamental Christian Libertarian? Either way, whack jobs.

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11 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

It appears that Rokita's view on education aligns with yours per your earlier post. I guess he's a Fundamental Christian Libertarian? Either way, whack jobs.

So a Christian is a whack job?

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3 hours ago, DE said:

So a Christian is a whack job?

According to gonzo apparently so.

 

3 hours ago, gonzoron said:

It appears that Rokita's view on education aligns with yours per your earlier post. I guess he's a Fundamental Christian Libertarian? Either way, whack jobs.

lol, your ignorance of libertarianism knows no bounds.

 

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