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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:30 am

Wanda Jenkins doesn’t want political agendas to affect what future U.S. leaders learn.

Jenkins, 81, said the public should have more input on which textbooks are used to teach more than 5 million students across the state.

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      • Alvin posted at 9:44 am on Tue, Feb 4, 2014.

        Alvin Posts: 99


        I'm with Wanda. I do not want our future leaders exposed to a political agenda either. And I certainly don't want our children exposed to Sharia law either. Get all references to Sharia law completely removed from the educational standards/books/text reading materials that our children are reading today. Lets face it, when a school commits to removing language, such as a simple slogan ' Merica Monday', and the school rebukes it saying 'America Day Celebration deemed too offensive', it seems to me that we have our values reversed and in the wrong place. We can place a holiday such as 'Cinco De Mayo', but we cannot honor 'our country' for fear of it being 'too offensive'. Now it's 'politically incorrect' to voice homage to this country which gives them the very freedoms they are now wanting to do away with. I guess we are now teaching our future leaders to be a troll. Yes I'm with Wanda in not using the text books that our children use as avenues for serfdom. But I tend to disagree with the premise that only teachers and educators can define what is place in our text books. You know a great many of our educators 'tend' to slip over to the other side, Socialism, and that's not good for America. A lot can be said that when educating, if you don't agree with what the one who is educating is teaching, fire the teacher, but with tenure I guess that is impossible. Unions have seen to that.

         

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