Sunday, January 1, 2006

Sieg Heil to the USA

Pupils Being Given 'Patriotism' Tests in Washington State Schools
Children in Washington State are being given 'Patriotism tests' which are completely unrelated to their studies. The paper gauges whether or not the student shows fealty to the power of the state and whether the student believes in the right to overthrow a corrupt government.
I wonder, did the class discuss the answers after they took the test? Did the teacher chastise those who answered "incorrectly?" No doubt some were intimidated by it, as students are by tests. How pressured did they feel to choose the "correct" answer?

Kudos to the mother who sent the test into the newspaper. At least we know one kid in that class is going to turn out ok.

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