Why teach your children

When heaven is beckoning?

A Texas family who taught their brood nothing because, you guessed right, the rapture is coming will have their day in the state’s supreme court.

In a earlier ruling against the family, the judge said in her ruling

“No parents have ever prevailed in any reported case on a theory that they have an absolute constitutional right to educate their children in the home,”

and I hope the supreme court justices share her views.

But maybe Texas is just a crazy place or it has crazy people. You must recall this old news article from 2012 in which the Republican platform on education was

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.

And to cheer you all up, Ben Carson does seem to agree with what most of us think, that is, a big majority of Americans are stupid. In his own words

[..]Everything was perfect. Except the underestimated the intelligence of the American people. The people are not as stupid as they think they are. Many of them are stupid. Okay. But I am talking about overall.