Colbert takes on Texas GOP on ‘critical thinking’

Texas opposes teaching critical thinkingYou might recall the recent Texas Republican Party’s platform that rejects the teaching of critical thinking skills:

“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.”

Stephen Colbert skewered the Texas GOP this week noting:  “The minds of young people are being poisoned by knowledge, but thankfully Texas is the Large Hadron Collider of denying science.”

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