Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Curriculum By Pamphlet 

CNN reports this week on a Los Angeles private school which promised Hispanic immigrants a college-access, high-school-equivalency diploma in return for cash, but offered instead a thin tissue (okay, a "thin workbook") of blatantly false knowledge. My own favorite bulletpoints from this tale of eduhorror include:
  • There are two houses of Congress -- the Senate and the House, and "one is for Democrats and the other is for the Republicans, respectively."

  • The United States has 53 states but the "flag has not yet been updated to reflect the addition of the last three states" -- Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.
As if that wasn't egregious enough, upon completion of the ten week, $450 to $1,450 program, attendees recieved a certificate that "isn't recognized as a high school diploma" by anybody. Of course, this all comes after "school officials ignored a previous court order that banned them from telling consumers it was."

And you thought History was already riddled with lies, eh? Think again, Zinnhead -- there's no moral equivalency here. One can only imagine the dozens of Democratic immigrants already out there ready to vote for just about any Senator that comes along. Lucky for Kerry he was out of the House.

posted by boyhowdy | 4:33 PM |

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