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Alaska fears 'brain drain' after 41 percent proposed cut to university system

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    Neverland Link
    At this point I have a hard time believing that this is a budgetary accident of any sort. The reason is this 2012 GOP platform document from Texas:...

    At this point I have a hard time believing that this is a budgetary accident of any sort.

    The reason is this 2012 GOP platform document from Texas:

    Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/texas-gop-rejects-critical-thinking-skills-really/2012/07/08/gJQAHNpFXW_blog.html

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    1. NaraVara Link Parent
      This is some real 1984 shit.

      Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

      This is some real 1984 shit.

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