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School worksheet tells kids GOP thinks helping poor 'waste of money,'

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

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    A Wisconsin mother claims her 16-year-old son's classroom assignment last week described Republicans as opposed to helping the poor because "it's a waste of money."

    The woman said her son, a junior at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisc., was asked, along with other students, to complete an assignment about different views on the political spectrum while in a U.S. government and politics class on Thursday.

    The assignment listed a series of quotes and required students to identify which party affiliation best represented each statement.

    The first quote read, "We should not help the poor, it’s a waste of money."

    The mother, who asked only to be identified as "Heather" to protect her son's privacy, said he chose option "E" for "Fascist" because he "didn't know what else could be the answer."

    When the assignment was returned, the answer was marked as incorrect and the teacher wrote in option "D" for "Conservative/Republican" instead, his mother told FoxNews.com.


    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/0...-to-help-poor-in-classroom-assignment-parent/
     
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    Do you think it is a waste of money?
     
  3. Salty

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    The quote is "We should not help the poor, it’s a waste of money."


    First who said that. Or is it just a theory the teacher came up.

    Second, there are ways to help people with financial assistance.

    Third, I do believe that there should be strings attached when financial assistance is given.

    We'll start with that.
     
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    Do you think school children should be indoctrinated that republicans say helping the poor is a waste of money? Do you support teaching our children what to think?
     
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    I support teaching our children how to think.
     
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    I don't think that Democrat teachers think that (the assignment that the GOP thinks that spending money on the poor is a waste of money) is biased toward Democrats or improper in a public school.
     
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