Monday, January 23, 2017

Dumb and dumber

For the life of me I cannot understand why those we actually call “educators” are so out of touch with reality. Is there any living and breathing person with an IQ above room temperature who doesn’t  know how bad Sharia Law is for females?

Yet here we have a middle school actually assigning this.

The worksheet, assigned to seventh-graders at Highland Hills Middle School, presents a passage written by a fictional 20-year-old Saudi woman named Ahlima, who feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. She writes about how she will soon become a man’s second wife and explains her modest dress: “I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.”

And when challenged, what is the response?

“Bill Briscoe, a spokesman for the district, said the curriculum is being reviewed in light of the complaints, per district policy.

Uh, Bill, what’s there to review? It’s propaganda. Pure and simple. Why are you pouring it into the  middle school students’ unfinished brains?

And what does the woman who created this insipid fake piece of drivel think?

The same worksheet, created by InspirEd Educators Inc., caused a controversy when it was used at a middle school in Smyrna, Ga., in 2011. Sharon Coletti, the creator of the worksheet and president of InspirEd Educators, said she received death threats and was accused of “indoctrinating” children at the time.

"Coletti, who is a Christian and longtime educator, said in an interview with the Courier-Journal that she wasn’t trying to indoctrinate anyone. She said she was just trying to create a lesson that was more engaging than dry, expository text pulled from a textbook.
“If I can shape something so that kids have to decide for themselves, once I get them involved in the situation, they never forget it,” she said…..”


Yes, Coletti. We understand. The problem is you don’t.

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

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