02 July 2012

Texas Republicans Opposed To Critical Thinking

The following is part of the duly adopted 2012 party platform of the Republican Party in Texas.
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.
Elsewhere in the document, the platform stipulates that “[e]very Republican is responsible for implementing this platform.”

From the Talking Points Memo blog.

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