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Would rather be dead in Arkansas than alive in Oklahoma

Updated on May 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM

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Re: “ACLU investigating Mills High showing of 'Passion of the Christ,' teacher's classroom rant about 'liberalism' after complaints

Look at this purely from an educational point and it is still wrong.

1- How does the Passion of the Christ relate to Arkansas curriculum standards for U.S. history social studies courses? That should be addressed by the administration at Mills

2- How is showing a rated-R film educationally appropriate? Were parents notified? Did administration know about this?

3- Is it not copyright infringement showing a full length film without consent from the producer?

4- What does bad-mouthing (illogically too) a particular political party or ideology teach our students about critical thinking, debate, and/or constitutional liberties?

As a social studies teacher, I find this assignment and his verbal assault afterwards very disturbing, especially his call to target the "student(s)" involved in complaining. If he had shown a film advocating another religion or religious figure (in a U.S. history class mind you) I wonder where the outcry would come from on the right? Would Mr. Hendrix himself have similar issues with First Amendment rights? Funny how the Constitution and it's liberties seem to be one-sided to most conservatives.

As a teacher, I know how influential we can be in creating lasting impressions. He may or may not be a good teacher, but this lesson clearly shows he lacks a clear understanding of good professional judgment, appropriate pedagogy, and social studies content.

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Posted by PiusXIII on 03/31/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “A lottery where everybody wins

The authors of Freakonomics seem to like the idea! They are pretty pragmatic too.
http://freakonomics.com/2009/07/30/a-lotte…

Posted by PiusXIII on 08/31/2014 at 11:13 PM

Re: “The last open line?

Just saw Sen. Kim Hendren's wife pulled over on the side of the road on I-630 near the Capitol by a state trooper. More speedy Republicans.

Posted by LibDem on 05/21/2011 at 2:57 PM

Re: “The line is open

www.LincolnwithGlasses.com is reporting another Republican sex scandal. Rep. Christopher Lee of New York has resigned apparently from it.

Posted by LibDem on 02/09/2011 at 5:32 PM
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