Previously here on Addicting Info, we brought you the Texas GOP Party Platform in all of its ugliness. But since then, even more evil has been leaked out.
On page 12 of their final platform document, comes more details on their educational focus. Let us examine:
Early Childhood Development – We believe that parents are best suited to train their children in their early development and oppose mandatory pre-school and Kindergarten. We urge Congress to repeal government sponsored programs that deal with early childhood development.
Ok, so eliminating education for those under 6, which studies have concluded is an area of greatest boon for children.
Juvenile Daytime Curfew – We strongly oppose Juvenile Daytime Curfews. Additionally, we oppose any official entity from detaining, questioning and/or disciplining our children without the consent of a child’s parent.
So, elimination of truancy officers, no way to make sure a child is getting their education.
Parental Rights in Education – We believe the right of parents to raise and educate their children is
fundamental. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from any specialized program. We urge the
Legislature to enact penalties for violation of parental rights.
Parents can remove a child from any program they disagree with, such as calculus or home economics.
Parental School Choice – We encourage the Governor and the Texas Legislature to enact child-centered
school funding options which fund the student, not schools or districts, to allow maximum freedom of choice in
public, private, or parochial education for all children.
Redirection of tax funds to private, exclusive schools at the detriment of a public education.
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.
Eliminate the teaching a child to question, to perform critical thinking or analysis.
This is a program with a single goal, the elimination of individuality, of intelligent dialog and thought. It is nothing less than a 1984-esque dissent into groupthink, the issuing of commands from central authority with the proles mindlessly obeying.