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Education Idle

Oklahoma Postpones Teach-Through-Rap Program 2

Posted by samzenpus
from the don't-quote-me-boy-cause-I-ain't-said-sh@* dept.
It turns out the people of Oklahoma don't appreciate any educational program that refers to the founding fathers as "old dead white men." From the article: "The Oklahoma City public school district is taking a second look at a plan to teach at-risk students using rap and hip-hop after receiving complaints over one lesson referring to the Founding Fathers as 'old dead white men.' The program, known as Flocabulary, is an educational tool that uses rap and hip-hop music to help students learn and memorize basic principles of vocabulary, reading, writing, social studies, math and science. The district was authorized to spend $97,000 in federal funds on the program and has already spent $10,000, reported."


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Oklahoma Postpones Teach-Through-Rap Program

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  • How about requiring the students to study and do their homework - and hold their parents responsible? We are talking here about the permanent troublemakers in schools. Those kids who would rather screw off, and disrupt the whole class doing it - far more entertaining that actually cracking a book.

    Here's an example of what this educational material is really about - everything you need to know about President Monroe:

    "White men getting richer than Enron. They stepping on Indians, women and blacks."


    • by Locke2005 (849178)
      I'll say it once again: there are two fundamental problems that public schools have but private schools don't: 1) It is far too difficult to get rid of disruptive students who rob other students of opportunity to learn, and 2) It is far too difficult to get rid of ineffective teachers.

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