News Utah school in hot water for having students create ISIS propaganda posters

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  1. dawg

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    A school in Utah has canceled an assignment in which ninth-grade students were instructed to craft a terrorism propaganda poster.

    The point of the task was to help students grasp “the goals of terrorist groups and the methods they use to gain support,” according to a worksheet cited by the Associated Press, which reported that the assignment was given earlier this week at Salem Junior High School, in Salem, Utah.

    The teacher “wanted the students to understand how propaganda can be wrong and lead people incorrectly,” Nebo School District spokeswoman Lana Hiskey told the AP.

    CBS affiliate KUTV posted pictures of the assignment worksheet, which mentioned the Islamic State, and told students to create a “neat, colored, professional” poster.

    The worksheet included a note from the teacher, saying: “If you are uncomfortable with this assignment you may speak to me about an alternative assignment.”



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...tudents-to-make-terrorist-propaganda-posters/
     
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    How are kids ever supposed to learn with idiots like this teaching them.
     
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    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

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    I don't have a problem with this.
    Understanding our enemies and how they recruit people to their side seems like something kids could learn from. :dontknow:
     
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    Straight from Hillary. We need to learn to empathize with our enemies.

    This is more gross than the Miley Cyrus thread.
     
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    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

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    Understanding them and empathizing with them is not the same thing.
     
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    I can remember someone in high school doing a school project on why the rise of Nazism was really the fault of the west
    (not exactly a shocking notion I realize)

    you can try to see another side of something and still come to the correct conclusion that the other side is fucking traded



    look at me being all middle of the road here--I've started to drink so this pleasantness is likely gonna not last
     
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    I saw this story on the news earlier today. They were showing some of the posters that the kids were making.
    The one I remember was an Isis flag with Join Isis in big letters. I figured it was younger kids from the drawing. :facepalm:
     
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    Straight from Hillary......
    This, she said, includes “leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”
     
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    Both Clinton and Obama have a soft spot for the enemy.
    They see votes.
     
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    Yeah. She's an idiot.
    I didn't realize this thread was about her
     
  11. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Shitbag middle school teacher in CA teaches forces a muslim fight song to her class (video at link)



    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/california-middle-school-makes-kids-sing-about-spreading-islam/

    Parents in Orange County are outraged after seventh-graders were asked to sing a song about spreading Islam in class.
    A social studies teacher at Spring View Middle School gave students an ode to Islam to sing, set to the tune of Rachel Platten‘s “Fight Song.” But instead, the chorus goes:

    This is their fight song
    Spread Islam now song
    Prove that they’re right song
    Other parts of the song declares that they “don’t really care if no Jews or [Christians] believe,” and “Islam… Allah’s on the way.”

    Parents were upset, to say the least. “I believe that by singing this song, the children feel comfortable believing that maybe Allah is the only god, and maybe that they should start following him,” one parent told CBS Los Angeles. “And that I’m not OK with.”
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    Even Islamic organizations like CAIR aren’t happy with the song, especially the lyrics “they might only have one god, but they can make an explosion.”
    “Our reaction was that obviously the teacher could have had a better choice of words,” spokesman Ojaala Ahmad said.
    Watch above, via CBS Los Angeles.
     
  12. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Have you seen the crap that's been teaching k-12 for decades. It's an easy degree and attracts lazy people.
     
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    I actually remember in high school (20 years ago) having to produce Nazi propaganda advertising..... I don't think this guy is out of line... It made me understand that we too were subject to propaganda
     
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    A lot of shit was done 20 years ago that shouldn't be done now. What the fuck..
     
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    Seems like a critical thinking assignment to me. :dontknow:
    The definition of propaganda is misleading one sided information. They could study nazi propaganda but this is more timely. I would not be upset it this was assigned at school. It opens up a discussion about how easily people are swayed by what is by definition advertising.
     
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    Doomed are we
     
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    Hell, learning about propaganda would probably be more beneficial to them than 90% of what they're taught.
     
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    I think the teacher is just trying to show how people get brainwashed. Not a bad thing to try and understand so it doesn't happen to you. Although most of the parents who got upset about this probably dropped their kids off at young life for the weekend.
     
  19. dawg

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    You mean like the parents addicted to fox News? I get your point.
     
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    al pacinos baby Well-Known Member

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    My son has been studying islam in 7th grade history this year, but he better not wish anybody a merry Christmas.


    10/09/2015 PROJ Project: Islam in Spain
    10/14/2015 HW Letter of thanks: To the presenters of Islam
    10/22/2015 PROJ Essay on Islam
    10/23/2015 TST Review of Islam
    10/23/2015 PROJ Islam Timeline
    11/13/2015 LCH: Islam in Africa

    Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism,etc...not one of these have been taught nor is there plans for them to be taught. Where are the loudmouth atheists now? Public are supposed to be secular.