The Texas GOP would like to discourage thought. Numéro Cinq doesn’t know which side of the issue to come down on. Arguably critical thought does waste a lot of energy that could be used more productively keeping up with Justin and Kim. And parental authority is sacrosanct, especially, you know, because the parent is bigger…
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.
via Texas GOP 2012 platform item – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post.
Critical thinking definitely makes me sleepy.