But David, at what level would you recommend that we mandate these things?
The school level? The school district? The state? The federal government?
Allowing parents/communities at least a modicum of control over the
schooling their children receive is not inherently a bad thing, surely.
And Florida is *not* applying the rationale to everything.
On 5/10/06 11:38 AM, "David Preiss" <email@example.com> wrote:
> But what would happen if we apply that rationale to everything? It would be
> good for parents that dislike that their kids learn about evolution to opt
> their child out of these lessons? And what about if they don't want their
> kids to learn Spanish, or about other religions, and so on.
> David D. Preiss Ph.D.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Kevin Rocap
> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:35 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: Re: [xmca] Florida: History is factual & testable (& NOT
> Dear David et al,
> Without having yet read the full bill which I'm sure would raise all
> kinds of hackles and objections, I think the statement on page 46 is
> possibly the most reasonable resolution I can think of to what is to me
> the unreasonable stance of some Religious Right folks and others on the
> teaching of these topics. I much prefer the notion that a parent would
> need to opt their child out of such a class session, than to think that
> they would prohibit these things being taught at all. Then, perhaps, we
> can rely on students who do get taught to provide an informal education
> to their peers, no? ;-)
> In Peace,
> David Preiss wrote:
>> Please read the following statement in page 46: "Any student whose
>> parent make a written request to the school principal shall be
>> exempted from the teaching of reproductive health and any disease,
>> including HIV/AIDS"
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
>> On Behalf Of Tony Whitson
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 12:02 PM
>> To: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
>> Subject: [xmca] Florida: History is factual & testable (& NOT
>> These pages (attached) are from a bill that has been passed by the
>> Florida Legislature, to become law when signed by Governor Bush.
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