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Virginia middle school teacher had students do 'opposition research' on GOP candidates
http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Published March 22, 2012

Posted on 03/22/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT by Gopher Broke

Virginia middle school teacher is under fire after making his students do "opposition research" on Republican presidential candidates, according to a report.

Eighth-graders at Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County were assigned to research the backgrounds and positions of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul and find any “weaknesses,” according to The Daily Caller.

The students were then required to draft a strategy paper, mapping out how to exploit those weaknesses and then research how to forward it to the Obama campaign.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: arth; education; fairfaxcounty; leftismoncampus; liberal; nea; publiceducation; teachersunion; va; vea

1 posted on 03/22/2012 8:54:40 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

WHATTTTT????????

I thought they started partisan brain washing in elementary school

This guy sounds like adevotee of Bill Ayers’ radicalization of the education system


2 posted on 03/22/2012 8:58:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Gopher Broke

School website:

http://www.fcps.edu/LibertyMS/history/socialstudies.html

Teacher’s email

mike.denman@fcps.edu


3 posted on 03/22/2012 8:59:07 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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She should be fired. The ‘press’ will give her a free ride. Elites are soooooo impressed with each other:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFOmUXR080


4 posted on 03/22/2012 9:03:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Gopher Broke

Sounds like an appropriate exercise for Poli Sci students in a university who want to work on campaigns some day.

Totally inappropriate for students at a public middle school.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 9:03:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: silverleaf
This guy sounds like adevotee of Bill Ayers’ radicalization of the education system

Kids in Chicago can't read - another 'gift' from Bill Ayers.

6 posted on 03/22/2012 9:05:26 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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Cannot render a verdict without a picture.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 9:06:47 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Gopher Broke

This a clear example why government schools are not preparing our children for life. Why aren’t they teaching history to these kids?

Also take note that the articles said the kids were divided into four groups. I am sick and tired of my own children telling me they have yet another group project. We all know how that works. One or two kids do all the work, and the rest take the grade/credit. Makes you wonder why 49% of people don’t pay federal income taxes.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 9:09:38 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA
“Why aren’t they teaching history to these kids?”

Simply because those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

9 posted on 03/22/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: GOPJ

He, not she............


10 posted on 03/22/2012 9:23:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Enterprise

He’s probably ugly............


11 posted on 03/22/2012 9:29:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Red Badger

LOL - I should have read the article instead of post #4. In that case - GUILTY!


12 posted on 03/22/2012 9:44:51 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Gopher Broke

The bastard should be fired for this. This is beyond rediculous (although par for the course at a government indoctrination center)


13 posted on 03/22/2012 9:49:49 AM PDT by Marathoner (Obama has his own 9-9-9-plan: $9.99 a gallon at the pump.)
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To: Marathoner

This group work thing makes me wonder.

I’m taking a course in Medical Coding to be certified.

The teacher can’t stress “study groups” enough. Personally I study better alone. She always pushes study groups i.e. those in study groups did better on tests etc.

I think a study group actually wastes a ton of time.....


14 posted on 03/22/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Gopher Broke

Bookmark.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 10:10:28 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“Also take note that the articles said the kids were divided into four groups.”

Five groups, to include opposition research on Hussein, would’ve been more tolerable. I hope some parents raise a major stink about this and/or consider homeschooling.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 10:56:30 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: Gopher Broke

The parents should storm the school with pitchforks and torches and kick this “teacher” to the curb.


17 posted on 03/22/2012 11:00:17 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: Gopher Broke

Most middle-school kids are smart enough to understand what the teacher was trying to do. I would have reported back that I couldn’t find anything wrong with any of the Repub candidates, but that I’d found plenty wrong with the current occupier of the White House, and request permission to write about that (and submit it to the RNC).


18 posted on 03/22/2012 12:49:18 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: jeffc

Define “most”........


19 posted on 03/22/2012 12:53:52 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 2:08:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Gopher Broke; metmom

Metmom - possibly of interest to the ping list?

Group work and “creativity” was all the rage when I was training as a teacher - theories, statistics and justifications were practically rammed down our throats, and you didn’t qualify unless you paid at least lip service to it.

Nothing wrong with creativity as such, but not in a chemistry lab!


21 posted on 03/22/2012 2:52:31 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Well, she couldn’t very well have the students do ‘opposition research’ on the liberals now could she? That would be raqcist


22 posted on 03/25/2012 8:29:34 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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