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Oklahoma Postpones Teach-Through-Rap Program

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the don't-quote-me-boy-cause-I-ain't-said-sh@* dept.

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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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Gotta love that social agenda (1)

bradley13 (1118935) | about 4 years ago | (#33838576)

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."

Yes, we see now. There's no social agenda here, this is truly quality education. Grammatically correct, too. /sarcasm

Re:Gotta love that social agenda (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | about 4 years ago | (#33856794)

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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