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Bill D BS: How can we restore a reason renaissance (315* d) RE: BS: How can we restore a reason renaissance 15 Dec 20

Teachers in most states are expected to follow the established curriculum..... this in different depending on whether they are in Mass., Idaho, or Texas... etc. The curriculum includes certain textbooks, which often are determined by the Texas system because Texas buys so many.... which influences what publishers will offer. Texas choices strongly reflect the prejudices of religions *read: Christian*.
   See the problem? Thus, what teachers WANT to teach is not the same everywhere. Individual teachers may sneak in ideas even where the curriculum is fairly conservative... but *shrug*

Lighter added to MY opinion about the necessity of starting early and teaching **reasoning**. I presume he doesn't live in Texas... *wry smile*
I never had an actual course in logic until college, but a few teachers in 8th grade and in high school used reason without actually calling it that, and I sorta picked up the habit, so that college courses just clarified the formal rules.

It's gonna be a long process, and I'm not gonna be here much longer. I was a graduate teaching asst. in Philosophy for 2 years and tried to get the basic attitude across to a few... just as I have done at Mudcat for 20+ years... with..ummm.. varying success... ;>)

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