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Flour Bluff Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government (CSCOPE Social Studies Curriculum)
kztv10.com (CBS Affiliate, Corpus Christi, Texas) ^ | Mar 20, 2013 6:50 PM (CDT) | Janine Reyes

Posted on 03/21/2013 9:04:13 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

CORPUS CHRISTI -- Many parents check their children's school work to make sure they're getting good grades, but how often to you check the content of those lessons? One mother of a child in Flour Bluff ISD says when she did, she was shocked that lesson taught her son to blame the United States for the 9/11 attacks.

Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may be a target for terrorism. Her son chose the correct answer - 'decisions we made in the United States that negatively impact people elsewhere.'

"I'm not going to justify radical terrorists by saying we did anything to deserve that, over 3,000 people died," Sands said. She contacted her son's principal and teacher, both met with her and contacted the video's distributor, Safari Montage.

Representatives say they stand behind the video, but have already changed the corresponding quiz that may have caused confusion.

Sands tells us the quiz opened her eyes to the content in lessons taught at the school. Her biggest concern is curriculum called CSCOPE.

Click here to read Flour Bluff ISD's response to the parent's concerns: 9/11 Curriculum, CSCOPE Curriculum

One worksheet on the Bill of Rights names food and medicine as rights, not personal responsibility. "He got marked wrong, because it is, it is our responsibility for shelter, its our responsibility for food for medicine, its not the government's responsibility," Sand said.

Flour Bluff officials say Sands is the only parent to complain about the test specifically, but her post on facebook now has 1,662 likes.

Several parents plan to meet next week and Sands says school board members Shirley Thornton and Wade Chapman have requested the concerns be brought up in the next school board meeting. The agenda for the March 28th meeting is not yet posted to confirm the item.

Sands says parents need to get involved.

"When I teach my children that you have to work hard and you have to earn a living and they go to school and learn something different I absolutely take issue with that," Sands said.

Link to Video


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: ancientislam; arth; ccc; commoncore; crusades; cscope; flourbluff
Here's a TV interview of Kara Sands on the local CBS affiliate yesterday. Still the local fish wrap, the "Award Winning" Corpus Christi Caller-Times, has not covered this story.
1 posted on 03/21/2013 9:04:14 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Corpus Christie’s Caller Times is a Mexican Democrat paper that never met a hand-out it didn’t like. So naturally, they would disagree with this mother that food and medicine isn’t a responsibility of government.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 9:12:28 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Paleo Conservative
Bill of Rights names food and medicine as rights"

Sounds more like FDR's second bill of rights than the one in the Constitution.

3 posted on 03/21/2013 9:14:08 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Paleo Conservative
Here's a link to the thread I posted yesterday.

Flour Bluff (TX) Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government (CSCOPE Curriculum)
KRIS TV (NBC Affiliate Corpus Christi, Texas) ^ | 3/20/2013 | Staff
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2999177/posts?q=1&;page=51
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:02:57 AM by Paleo Conservative

4 posted on 03/21/2013 9:15:39 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: GeronL; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; SwinneySwitch; Diddle E. Squat; deport; Ben Ficklin; zeugma; ...

5 posted on 03/21/2013 9:19:33 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

My local schools use CSCOPE. There was a candidate running for re-election campaigning out there today, I didn’t take a sign.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 9:24:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Parents who love their children should never let them near the government schools.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 9:29:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GeronL

We need to pool all the info about left-wing propaganda in the CSCOPE curriculum. They’ve used fear of criminal indictments and lawsuits to prevent the public from analyzing the curriculum.

Kara’s state representative is Rep. Todd Hunter’s (TXH-32). He is the chairman of the calendar committee. He has quite a bit of power to make CSCOPE reform a high priority. Furthermore Kara is a long time Republican activist in Nueces county. She’s known Todd Hunter for years, well before he decided to try to return to the legislature in 2008 after serving a few terms in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

I think I’ll ask Todd about CSCOPE reform at the Nueces County Republican Party Lincoln Dinner next week. We’ll have a large crowd. US Senator Ted Cruz is the speaker.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 9:30:47 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Nothing that happens in publik skools should be secret from parents, NOTHING


9 posted on 03/21/2013 9:32:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I do not want it “reformed” I want it abolished


10 posted on 03/21/2013 9:39:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Here's a new article posted by The Blaze just an hour and a half ago.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/21/texas-mom-outraged-after-finding-stunning-question-about-911-terrorism-on-her-sons-test/

Texas Mom Outraged After Finding Stunning Question About 9/11, Terrorism on Her Son’s 5th Grade Test

Mar. 21, 2013 10:31pm Jason Howerton

A Texas mom is furious after discovering that her son’s school is teaching students that the United States is partly to blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people.

Kara Sands, of Corpus Christi, Texas, took to her Facebook and posted photos of the test administered by Flour Bluff Intermediate School. The test reportedly covered content in a video fifth-grade students watched in class.

Of all the questions about the 9/11 attacks, Sands was most disturbed by question three:

“Why might the United States be a target for terrorism?” The answer? “Decisions we made in the United States have had negative effects on people elsewhere.”

Unsurprisingly, the stunningly controversial lesson plan is part of the CSCOPE curriculum system that has come under fire recently. The same system includes lessons asking students to design a flag for a “new socialist nation” and dubs the Boston Tea Party as an “act of terrorism.”

“I’m not going to justify radical terrorists by saying we did anything to deserve that — over 3,000 people died,” Sands told KRIS-TV.

The irate mother immediately contacted her son’s principal and teacher and set up meetings with them. The school then reached out to the video’s distributor, Safari Montage.

“Representatives say they stand behind the video, but have already changed the corresponding quiz that may have caused confusion,” according to the report.

Another worksheet on the Bill of Rights apparently names food and medicine as “rights,” not a personal responsibility, according to Sands. She said her son’s answer was falsely marked wrong because he labeled food and medicine as the latter.

As a Texas parent, Sands said she is very concerned about what CSCOPE is teaching children. But the Flour Bluff Independent School District released a statement defending the use of CSCOPE.

Several parents are reportedly planning to bring the issue up during the next school board meeting on March 28 and Sands is encouraging more parents to get involved.

“When I teach my children that you have to work hard and you have to earn a living and they go to school and learn something different I absolutely take issue with that,” she added.


Read TheBlaze’s most recent report on CSCOPE, here.

Messages left by TheBlaze for Sands were not immediately returned. However, this story may be updated with additional information. “When I teach my children that you have to work hard and you have to earn a living and they go to school and learn something different I absolutely take issue with that,” she added.

11 posted on 03/21/2013 10:02:21 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

My state senator Dan Patrick has been leading the investigation on CSCOPE. Here is what he posted on March 12th on FB as an update:

As most of you know I held a hearing on CSCOPE as one of my first actions as Chair of Senate Education in January. Since then I have been able to get the CSCOPE Board of Directors to agree to a number of things that were of concern to parents and legislators. One item was to turn over all of their lesson plans, 1600 in all, to the SBOE for full review. It will take several months or more. There ar...e 82 Social Study lesson plans just for Kindergarten and First Grade alone.

I have worked with the Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams to get the SBOE some help, they do not have paid staff, and with SBOE Chair Barbara Cargill on setting up a team of volunteer expert panels, as they do in textbook review.

Barbara is a terrific Chair of the SBOE and is taking on this big job. You may also know that Senator Campbell and I filed a bill to place CSCOPE, if it survives after the review, under permanent review by the SBOE.

We will have a hearing on that bill in early April. Here is the press release today from the State Board of Education.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

March 11, 2013

Concerns have been raised by parents and educators about the CSCOPE curriculum management system. CSCOPE was created by 19 regional education service centers and is now used by more than 800 public school districts and private schools in Texas. The system’s lesson plans, like all lesson plans, are not under the authority of the State Board of Education (SBOE). However, in response to growing public concern, legislative leaders have asked the SBOE to review CSCOPE content.
As a result, SBOE Chair Barbara Cargill has appointed an ad hoc committee to include SBOE members Marty Rowley, R-Amarillo; Mavis Knight, D-Dallas; Pat Hardy, R-Fort Worth; and Tom Maynard, R-Florence. She has also named three members of the CSCOPE governing board to the committee: John Bass, Region 16 in Amarillo, Clyde Steelman, Region 11 in Fort Worth and Elizabeth Abernethy, Region 7 in Kilgore. Marty Rowley will chair the committee. The first organizational meeting will occur in late March. All meetings will be posted as open to the public.
The chair’s ad hoc committee will appoint review panels to examine the CSCOPE instructional content, beginning with social studies. A public process will solicit nominations for the review panels which will be composed of parents, educators, curriculum specialists, business professionals and other stakeholders.
Results of the review will be given to the CSCOPE governing board for its consideration. As the review is voluntarily and non-binding, it will be up to the CSCOPE governing board to decide whether to take any actions based on the results.
“I believe this process will be of great benefit to everyone involved, especially the students, parents, teachers and citizens of Texas,” said SBOE Chair Cargill. “I thank concerned citizens for bringing this issue to light. All instructional materials must be easily accessible to parents, not only to reinforce learning at home but also to assure that quality, error-free content is taught in our classrooms.”


12 posted on 03/21/2013 10:13:33 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: Paleo Conservative; Travis McGee; dfwgator; Pelham; Squantos

Flour Bluff is not a place ive thought of in 33 years

I lived on SPID back then
Oddly enough my boys were shooting today and my 10 year old asked where i got the Smith and Wesson model 1000....technically a Remington 1100 with Smith markings

I said.... believe it or not a Grocery store in Corpus called H.E.B.

Are those still around?

100 bucks with 50 dollar grocery purchase......Jap made

Killed many a greenhead

They were amazed you could buy a gun somewhere like Publix or Harris Teeter


13 posted on 03/21/2013 10:20:56 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Paleo Conservative; Travis McGee; dfwgator; Pelham; Squantos

Flour Bluff is not a place ive thought of in 33 years

I lived on SPID back then
Oddly enough my boys were shooting today and my 10 year old asked where i got the Smith and Wesson model 1000....technically a Remington 1100 with Smith markings

I said.... believe it or not a Grocery store in Corpus called H.E.B.

Are those still around?

100 bucks with 50 dollar grocery purchase......Jap made

Killed many a greenhead

They were amazed you could buy a gun somewhere like Publix or Harris Teeter


14 posted on 03/21/2013 10:22:41 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Texas56

More information:

AUSTIN- State Sen. Dan Patrick, in coordination with the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC), announces significant changes to the CSCOPE curriculum management system.

The TESCCC has worked with Patrick, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and the State Board of Education (SBOE), to address concerns raised at a recent committee hearing on the CSCOPE system. The two parties have agreed to several immediate as well as forthcoming changes.

The changes that take effect immediately include:

•All future meetings of the TESCCC Governing Board, beginning with the February meeting, will be public with all the respective notice requirements being met.
•The TESCCC will begin a joint review process of all CSCOPE lessons with the SBOE beginning with Social Studies.
•Amendment of all Terms of Use Agreements, signed by both teachers and districts, removing civil or criminal penalties associated with the release of CSCOPE content.
•Clarifying that all teachers and districts may post any and all CSCOPE lessons that they deem necessary.
In addition to these immediate transparency and quality control changes, CSCOPE will also undergo structural, governance, and other changes, including:

•Ending the non-profit 501(c)3 arrangement that incorporates CSCOPE.
•Initiating the posting of CSCOPE lesson content to their public website.
•Creating a standing curriculum review panel, comprised of: parents, teachers, school administrators, members of the SBOE, and TESCCC board members.
Finally, CSCOPE is notifying all participating school districts that lessons are not intended to be taught verbatim, and the Governing Board generally recommends that local districts utilize CSCOPE lessons solely as a resource. Until CSCOPE lessons can be reviewed through a collaborative process with the SBOE and TESCCC, districts are strongly encouraged to review all lessons at the local level, to ensure that lessons are appropriate for their students.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 10:23:09 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: wardaddy
I said.... believe it or not a Grocery store in Corpus called H.E.B.
Are those still around?

They're not only still around, they're thriving and expanding all over Texas and into Mexico. They drove Albertson's out of south Texas. They are busy building their "HEB Plus" stores to compete with WalMart.

They have another upmarket store called "Central Market" in Austin and other larger cities in Texas to compete with Whole Paycheck (Whole Foods).

http://www.heb.com/find-a-store/store-details.jsp?storeId=57&flag=true&flagnew=false

http://www.centralmarket.com/location.aspx

16 posted on 03/21/2013 10:43:24 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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My daughter, who's always been an “A” student wasn't doing that well in Social Studies. I looked into it and noticed the teacher was basically a drone that spouted out untruthful information and graded improperly. Her tests weren't even based on what they were covering sometimes! She gave a pop quiz on medieval Europe when they were studying ancient Greece! When I contacted her she outright lied to me and acted like I was stupid and my daughter couldn't understand the material. I went over her head and told the Principal my background, which included about two more degrees in history then this teacher ever had. I asked to be told what all of the material was for the next exam. The topic was Ancient Islam and the Crusades. My daughter did all the reading, got a 100% on the vocabulary quiz, and then we discussed the material and WHY things happened. For instance, they were taught the crusades were the evil European Catholics wanting to kill Muslims. I told her to take out her map, from just before the Crusades started, and with what she read, however skewed, come to her own conclusion why the crusades began. She said “well it looks like the Muslims took the holy lands, Northern Africa, parts of Spain, and were trying to take Europe. That's not what the teacher taught! After the exam the student teacher announced my daughter had gotten the highest grade. My daughter said she was asked the question about the crusades and answered it as we discussed. Others answered it blaming the Crusaders as “invaders” into Muslim territory and they were marked correctly! No! It's not both! But the teacher was afraid to argue the point with me.
17 posted on 03/22/2013 12:25:04 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Paleo Conservative

Glenn Beck has commented loudly on this subject.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 3:00:56 AM PDT by Daffy
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“Flour Bluff officials say Sands is the only parent to complain about the test specifically, but her post on facebook now has 1,662 likes.”

While it might be the case for one specific test, this is a CLASSIC Alinsky tactic, called ISOLATION. She and the other 57 parents complaining are EACH told they are the only ones complaining. I suspect, overall with CSCOPE, the schools are getting their fill of complaining parents...with each being told that every other parent is happy.

Until parents start to form independent “Parent Associations” and compare notes, they don’t stand a chance against these beasts.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 4:08:03 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: wardaddy

20 posted on 03/22/2013 4:11:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MacMattico

It is the rewriting of history and “social studies.”

Your daughter, as well as the rest of the students, are being subjected to a type of conditioning/brainwashing/behavior modification. By having students fail the pop quizzes it damages their psyche and self-esteem. Softens them up, if your will, for the indoctrination to the altered information.

It is a form of child abuse.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 4:11:55 AM PDT by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Typical Texas teacher that I stumbled on looking for more CSCOPE stuff.

http://joewilson.tx.chi.schoolinsites.com/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=6&StaffID=55294&CourseID=23792

You guys make the call as to whether public school is still the bargain you think it is...


22 posted on 03/22/2013 4:15:38 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: MacMattico

“Others answered it blaming the Crusaders as “invaders” into Muslim territory and they were marked correctly! No! It’s not both! But the teacher was afraid to argue the point with me.”

Smart move on their part. They managed to shut you up by giving your kid the grade she deserved, but kept the brainwashing program intact, without otherwise seeing the light of day.

That’s one of the many reasons why my kids NEVER stepped foot in a public school.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 4:22:54 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"When I teach my children that you have to work hard and you have to earn a living and they go to school and learn something different I absolutely take issue with that," Sands said.

Then homeschool them.

24 posted on 03/22/2013 4:53:48 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Lancey Howard
The problem isn't just in "government schools".

This new "curriculum" along with Common Core State Standards Initiative will be require in every school, private, public, charter and even HOME school.

These progressives have forced their way into our education system and by bribing states into taking Federal money, the States are giving up their rights and the rights of their citizens.
25 posted on 03/22/2013 5:41:42 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: BobL

The muzzies still believe that nonsense about the Crusades. Whenever I discuss it with them I ask if Mohammed was acting in self defense why didn’t he stop his advances once all Christians were of of his lands? Kinda hard to claim self defense when you expanded all the way to the western coast of Africa and most of Europe.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 5:45:35 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Paleo Conservative

I have not been shocked by this sort of thing for many years. This kinda crap has been in our textbooks for DECADES! What is shocking is that parents rarely notice.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 7:06:01 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Paleo Conservative

And this is why Obama won. We allow loathsome, treasonous groups like CSCOPE to poison the minds of the next generation of teachers and voters... with our tax money, more’s the outrage. Until we stop the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars (yes, you read that right) to internal enemies of the U.S. we will never again win an election.


28 posted on 03/22/2013 7:20:05 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: All; Paleo Conservative
FYI -an article posted on FR:

Abolish Social Studies - Born a century ago, the pseudo-discipline has outlived its uselessness.

-excerpt:

Emerging as a force in American education a century ago, social studies was intended to remake the high school. But its greatest effect has been in the elementary grades, where it has replaced an older way of learning that initiated children into their culture with one that seeks instead to integrate them into the social group. The result was a revolution in the way America educates its young. The old learning used the resources of culture to develop the child’s individual potential; social studies, by contrast, seeks to adjust him to the mediocrity of the social pack.

Why promote the socialization of children at the expense of their individual development? A product of the Progressive era, social studies ripened in the faith that regimes guided by collectivist social policies could dispense with the competitive striving of individuals and create, as educator George S. Counts wrote, “the most majestic civilization ever fashioned by any people.” Social studies was to mold the properly socialized citizens of this grand future. The dream of a world regenerated through social planning faded long ago, but social studies persists, depriving children of a cultural rite of passage that awakened what Coleridge called “the principle and method of self-development” in the young.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 8:27:57 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Paleo Conservative

please remove from ping list


30 posted on 03/22/2013 11:09:45 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: BobL

I wish history was the only halffast teaching that is getting done. About three decades ago when my son was getting into grade school, I offered to help screen a batch of new text books the school dist. was considering. I didn’t have any trouble at all finding errors and incomplete, inaccurate, wishywashy, etc. info in all of them. Every teacher I talked to said they prety much looked for large readable text and lots of colored pictures. Turns out they really didn’t think textbook selection was part of their job. I was already determined to weed out any BS my son came home with but the book experience welded it in place for me. I battled the BS dragon for all the rest of the years, including college, that he was in school. And I came to believe, even tho it was a lot of work, That battling bullstuff and getting to some truth inspite of it, has to be part of the broad educational experience. My son is now really hard to fool and has been far more successful than any of his classmates.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 2:11:44 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

OUTSTANDING!! It is a PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY (i.e., not some liberal school teacher’s) to get their kids ready to deal with the REAL WORLD, where trophies are ONLY given to winners, where good jobs are ONLY given to high achievers, and where being marginal sets you on an empty life for decades.

It is UP TO US, not them. And for the parents that trusten THEM, I will never forgive you.


32 posted on 03/22/2013 4:11:14 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: wardaddy

I wonder if they still call them Flour Bluff Idiots (FBI) with all affection, of course. Pat’s Alibi was one of my hangouts, a shipmate of mine had a key to her bar and we could go in anytime we wanted.


33 posted on 03/23/2013 7:29:55 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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