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16776, How is a discussion propoganda?
Posted by thebigfunk, Mon Mar-05-01 05:21 PM
>That's because it is not the
>job of public schools to
>surface as places of proporganda.

How is a healthy discussion propoganda? It's one thing if a teacher says "This is how it is, and that's that." It's one thing if the teacher is trying to cram his/her political/religious opinions down a student's throat. But to spark a discussion about current events is suddenly propoganda? Please...

Remember, I mentioned AP... advanced placement. Classes that are (supposedly) college-level courses, intended to be run as a college class. I don't know about you, but several of my college courses were and are centered around discussion.

If one really wants to fight propoganda, we might want to take a look at what's being taught in history classes as fact, leading to blind patriotism based on a streak of falsehoods. I think that's a lot more dangerous than a teacher giving his/her opinion on a current event...

"And you may ask yourself... what is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself... where does that highway go?
And you may ask yourself... Am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may ask yourself... MY GOD! WHAT HAVE I DONE!?!" - "Once In A Lifetime" - Talking Heads

"Trouble in transit/got through the roadblock/we blended with the crowd
We got computer/we're tapping phone lines/I know that ain't allowed
We dress like students/we dress like housewives/or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle/so many times now/I don't know what I look like!
You make me shiver/I feel so tender/we make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted/I'll do some driving/you ought to get some sleep
Get you instructions/follow directions/then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow/Maybe the next day/Whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks/What good are notebooks?/They won't help me survive...
My chest is aching/Burns like a furnace/The burning keeps me alive..." - "Life During Wartime" - Talking Heads