We Are Duh Champions
I'm not joking one tiny bit about how Republicans want to limit your children's education. Here's the entire salient passage from page 12 of their party platform manual:ï¿½
"We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a re-labeling 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."
In other words, don't teach children to question authority. Just teach them enough so they're too dumb to steal.
They also call for the repeal of the Civil Rights Act, among other charming notions. This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who knows that the Republican party strategist, Grover Norquist, once demanded, "We don't need someone who can think. We need someone with enough digits to hold a pen."
If you like you can download a copy of this doozy for yourself. It's good for a laugh. And a cry.