Texas GOP rejects "critical thinking' skills. Really.Quicklink submitted by Meryl Ann Butler Permalink
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|STOP NALLIDGE-BASD EDUKASHUN BEFOR IT'S TO LATE: 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.|
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