Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Curriculum: Math, Science And Socialism

Home schooling's starting to look more and more appealing these days. Apparently teachers in Seattle have been teaching their students that private ownership is evil, by banning Legos:

According to the article, the students had been building an elaborate "Legotown," but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers decided its destruction was an opportunity to explore "the inequities of private ownership." According to the teachers, "Our intention was to promote a contrasting set of values: collectivity, collaboration, resource-sharing, and full democratic participation."
More like promote socialism. One hopes they at least found time to teach, I don't know, math or English or something. But looking at the state of American schools, I'm guessing they probably skipped those lessons.