May 23, 2010
If the debate in Texas were over the divine origins of American exceptionalism, that is whether the Founding Fathers were divinely inspired to embark on this American experiment or not, it would make more sense to me. But I find it depressing that we're arguing over whether we should teach our children that the origins of our country were special, that unlike other countries around the world the US is not based on ethnicity or culture but on a unique idea that anyone can ascribe to.
The US is exceptional in that regard. And no, Pres Obama, not in the same way that Greeks are.
Posted by: Amritas at May 23, 2010 04:22 PM (hBtE2)
Posted by: kevin at May 23, 2010 04:33 PM (hBtE2)
I am a Texan and have grandchildren in school in San Antonio. They are AP students and get a very good schooling, I believe. But there are gaps in the history and civics books and I am hoping this clears them up.
I wish it was not such a big deal. I frankly think each school board should decide their own curriculum as the colleges and universities do. That could be, unfortunately, very liberal, but maybe very interesting.
One of my grand daughters was home schooled until middle school. Sarah, get started now teaching the baby. Read to her if you are not already doing so. Just a hint from a granny...
Posted by: Ruth H at May 23, 2010 05:52 PM (KLwh4)
My children are blessed to have been born, raised, and living in THE GREATEST country in the entire world. My husband is proud to serve in the Army of THE GREATEST country in the entire world. I am proud to be a citizen of THE GREATEST country in the entire world.
I may be over-simplifying it. I may misunderstand the issue. I may be missing it entirely, but in case I'm not we've got it covered. Whatever the schools may be teaching, *I* will be sure to educate my children on our rights, our responsibilities, and our blessings in being citizens of The United States of America, THE GREATEST country in the entire world.
Posted by: Amber at May 23, 2010 08:49 PM (7P1sK)
I try out a couple of analogies in this post: he's just not that into us.
Posted by: david foster at May 24, 2010 08:01 AM (Gis4X)
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