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second Amendment school book change

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  1. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150407/NEWS/150409695

    Medford School Board OKs disputed AP U.S. history textbook


    By Teresa Thomas
    Mail Tribune
    Posted Apr. 7, 2015 at 2:00 AM

    The Medford School Board Monday narrowly approved a controversial U.S. history textbook recommended by teachers and criticized by members of the board and community.The textbook — the 16th edition of "The American Pageant" by David M. Kennedy and Lisabeth Cohen — along with curriculum for several other advanced placement classes were recommended for adoption at the March 16 board meeting. While the board unanimously approved the other curriculum, board members Jeff Thomas and Kim Wallan objected to the annotated version of the U.S. Constitution in the back of the U.S. History textbook and asked that the board defer voting on it until all members — two were absent — could be present.Thomas and Wallan were offended by the bracketed words and phrases embedded within the text of the Constit:s0042:ution, particularly the authors’ note in the Second Amendment, which appears in the book this way: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms [i.e., for military purposes] shall not be infringed."Last week, several board members met with representatives from the publishing company to discuss the text and the authors’ intent in the annotations.“The book was not trying to discount years of Supreme Court decisions but to be used as a teaching tool,” explained Daniel Woodward, a South Medford High School AP U.S. history teacher.“We selected what we believe to be the best text with the best support materials for students and a great online edition,” Woodard said. “And it far supersedes anything else that’s out there.”At Monday’s meeting, board members Sally Killen, Ron Andersen and Marlene Yesquen submitted to the teachers’ recommendation and voted in favor of “The American Pageant.”“I have a lot of trust in the teachers and their ability to use an imperfect text,” Killen said at the meeting. “No textbook is perfect.”Wallan adamantly opposed the book so long as it contained an annotated version of the Constitution, and board member Larry Nicholson also voted no to the book, citing “philosophical” reasons.“When the authors start editing things, it makes it look like we’re using today’s ideology to analyze what was done 200 years ago,” he said.After much deliberation, Thomas voted yes, but only after teachers and Todd Bloomquist, the district’s director of secondary education, guaranteed him that they would include a disclaimer in the course syllabus, provide “clean” copies of the Constitution for each student and teach a lesson to explain the reasoning behind the board’s misgivings about the editorialized version of the Constitution.“If I think that will happen, then I’ll support it,” Thomas said.Board member Tricia Prendergast was not present at Monday’s meeting.Two community members, Joel Marks and Stuart Sennett, left the meeting frustrated with the outcome.“It's a disgrace what the school board did,” Marks said. “Jeff Thomas cowardly folded.”Marks, an adjunct history professor for Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University, said he spent more than seven hours reviewing the textbook. He informed the board at the start of the meeting that he had identified nearly a dozen “flaws and misrepresentations, as well as factually misleading errors” in the book.“The editorial comments in the Constitution were the tip of the iceberg,” he said after the meeting. “The whole book is biased toward a particular worldview. It disparages the founding fathers by calling them ‘elite conservatives.’ ”Woodward described the discourse with the board as “positive” and said he and the other AP U.S. history teachers were fine with the contingencies.The students, he said, will look at the origin of the Bill of Rights and its interpretations over time.“I feel so wholeheartedly that this is the best resource for kids that I will take the book but not use the Constitution (as it's presented),” he said.Reach education reporter Teresa Thomas at 541-776-4497 or tthomas@mailtribune.com. Follow her at www.twitter.com/teresathomas_mt.

    • By Teresa Thomas
      Mail Tribune

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      By Teresa Thomas
      Mail Tribune
      Posted Apr. 7, 2015 at 2:00 AM
     
  2. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    WHAT KIND OF BULLPUCKY IS THIS.

    If it is written like that this book cannot stand. It is another brainwashing tool against our country and kids and the teachers should be ashamed and terminated for trying to push a comment like that, or allow it to be there. Fix our damned education system now or lose out nation.

    If this is true, it is in my opinion, nothing short of Treason and Sedition against our country.
     
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  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping the follow-up to this story would have turned out better.

    Feed them biased music, biased films and TV shows and now, blatantly biased Teaching.

    At graduation you end up with a biased young adult who has a hatred of gun ownership and most other things in American cultural history.

    Pumped up with 12 years of Guilt and fear mongering about global warming, "gun" crimes, social injustice for gays, women, blacks and Hispanics and lies about what the size and scope of Government should be according to the Founding Fathers,
    These kids are then told to "Rock the Vote"?! ?

    This is how our Jeffersonian Republic ends up with Government Officials winning seats who are admitted Socialists and probably closet Communists.

    With School textbooks like this and Teachers who are worse, we as gun owners are Doomed. We as a Nation are doomed!
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Write the pro gun legislators and every pro gun organization group
    in the country wit this BS. Lets make it hot for that school district and publisher.
    I just sent out the first group of letters.
     
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  5. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    It's all explained in Kent Clizbe's book Willing accomplices, which shows in detail with voluminous sub-notation that our nation was turned upside down while we slept, by something called political correctness.
    Clizbe says the outline of the plan was developed in the basement of the Kremlin in the early sixties, and it has done masterful work of destroying America. It's considered to be almost a crime now in America to be on the bible's side of morality, to say, for instance, that people should be married before sex, or that smoking drugs is wrong, or even calling a young woman "Miss". Part of it is the deliberate turning upside down pre PC notions of right and wrong, evil is now "good" and good evil.
    We in the gun community are only seeing one small area wherein our nation is being destroyed from within.

    In other words, I agree with OLD NEWBIE, we as a nation are doomed.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yes and that big communist push began in 1968 in full out blitzkrieg in the dark of night. They boiled us for 50 years, and I have screamed my lungs out ever since I realized what they were doing and the brain-dead citizens just followed the MSM for everything and never believed any of it. The result is what we have today and it will be hell on earth to fix it now. And I do mean that in the most literal sense. We are NOT DOOMED, but we are in dire straits unless the fix begins soon.
    Don't make me say it aloud. You are not dumb people.
     
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    RLS milwaukie Active Member

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    This whole thing is total BS. When i first heard about this about a month ago i thought that there was no way it would go anywhere,I should have known better.
    Just one more example of the constitution being dismantled as they see fit. And i do not believe for one second that they would even refer to or have available a correct wording of the 2nd amendment.
    I knew we were in trouble when my oldest daughter came home from school (fourth grade 96) and said she could not eat wild game anymore. We got that way of thinking fixed real fast,They did like to eat after all.
     
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  8. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I sent that stuff to my Senator, and ask what could be done. We'll see what happens.
     
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    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    I've said it elsewhere, it's what the second amendment was there for.

    But as a Christian I can't go against Rom 13. In the overall reality one is best off trusting Him and doing the best one can, loving people, even the foolish ones who deceive themselves. And that's what it is too, self deception. 2 Thess 2:11 says that those who deliberately and strenuously oppose truth will be given "strong delusion", and I think it carries over into every aspect of thought, economic, morality, and political thought.

    This strong delusion has become institutionalized in America.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The lord is a warrior and has won many battles with the sword in mans hand as the tool !