Well, the Texas GOP has gotten together and dreamed up their 2012 platform (pdf here ).
Much of it deals with the educational system in Texas. And they openly state that they oppose the teaching of critical thinking because *gasp* it might challenge a students fixed beliefs.
Am I missing something here? I thought that was the point of education. To present facts and evidence, and allow, no, to encourage critical thinking so that we can learn from our mistakes, and have a better understanding of our world and our society.
I guess they aren’t happy that as it is 46% of americans believe in creationism .
Ah yes, the good old GOP. They know damn well an ignorant society is much easier to control, and to fleece.