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What if ...Schools Actually Taught?

Google a href=”http://www.google.com/doodle4google/index.html”has a contest /acalled “Doodle 4 Google:”br /br /blockquoteDoodle 4 Google is a competition where we invite K-12 students to reinvent Google’s homepage logo. This year we asked U.S. kids to doodle around the theme “What if…?”/blockquotebr /br /Apparently, the kids can write up the answer to “What if” in any form they choose. Take a look at the answers of a href=”http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html”some of the finalists/a–most have to do with social justice, global warming and going green:br /br /blockquoteMy doodle, “Up in the Clouds”, expresses a world in the sky. This new world is clean and fresh, and people are social and enlightened. Every person here is treated as family no matter who they are. The bright sun heats this ideal place with warmth, love, and brightens everyone’s day.br /br /What if … the world stops racism, and all people , black and white, and all religions, can join together. Most people think racism has been over for a number of years, but everywhere in the world people are still battling because they are different.br /br /What if the whole world lent a helping hand? There wouldn’t be homeless people. Also, we’d all have equal rights. There would be angels, no devils, and only heroes. There would be peace on earth. That’s what would happen if the whole world lent a helping hand.br /br /What if we could save the rainforest? Rainforests combat global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide and they provide us with numerous resources such as food, pharmaceuticals, and industrial goods that we use in everyday life. It is essential that we save these wonderous forests for the good of the planet./blockquotebr /br /My answer to the “What if” question and the corresponding logo would be somewhat different. It would show Google with the PC police hanging off the logo yelling various slogans about going green and “social justice” that is rarely about justice and more about looking and feeling smug and self-justified. br /br /”What if …schools stopped brainwashing kids in PC rhetoric and actually taught them to read and write?” We might have fewer kids a href=”http://rachellucas.com/index.php/2008/05/12/is-our-kids-lerning/”who ended up /alike the ones in Dallas–75 percent of the seniors headed to Dallas community colleges can’t read above an 8th grade level and others can’t add or subtract– and more who actually knew something.