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Postby IMTC » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:34 am

This is just a thought I’d had for a while now, but when I was in (public) school, we learned about all the dangers of fascism, but never about Communist Russia and China, Stalin, and Marxism, or Venezuela and North Korea’s horrible socialism. I also learned things about how Elijah Cummings (who called his district “drug infested zombies” was the ‘moral of congress’ (what’s that supposed to mean)? I was also taught trump was bad, and several other liberal points. This concerns me since I wasn’t taught about the dangers of communism or the good things about conservatives. It wasn’t until I had a conservative teacher that taught us all of these things that I started to wonder: Are schools biased (in general, to any ideology).

So what do you think NSG? Are schools biased?

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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:37 am

My school was very left-wing, but I cannot talk about schools that I've never been to.

Edit: Modern Conservatism isn't that great either though.
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Postby Seraxinbourgh » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:38 am

Definitely, and I hate it because it has lead the majority of my classmates to be progressives.

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Postby Sebenica » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:38 am

I would believe so.

In my history class we learned about Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia and we were told everything bad that the Nazis did but nothing bad that the Soviets did.

Now that you raise this point I'm intrigued to see what other people's experiences are.

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Postby Erythrean Thebes » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:39 am

In conservative areas of the United States, they don't
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Postby Stellar Colonies » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:40 am

I'm not sure how it is in other parts of the United States (such as the Southeast) or other countries, but the schools that I've gone to in California certainly did. It isn't quite the dystopian communist state that you might imagine, but there is a very apparent slant to how students are taught.

It isn't usually the coursework itself that is overly biased (sometimes is) but the teachers seem to insert their opinions into what they teach (and their opinions are often left leaning). A few of my teachers don't seem that biased at all, though.

I can't say if the history classes ignore the Soviet atrocities and just focus on the Nazi ones, because the history classes I've gone to have only focused on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Postby Pacomia » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:40 am

Sure do in liberal areas. Seattle Public Schools curriculum is super biased.
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Postby Juristonia » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:41 am

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Postby Ethel mermania » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:42 am

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Postby United New England » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:44 am

As Stephen Colbert once said, “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.” ;)
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Postby Heloin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:45 am

Schools are by and large about at the political spectrum where a school is. And even then generally aren't too far into either side of the political spectrum insofar that individual teachers will have their own biases, but that's not really avoidable nor a problem.

Thinking schools have a liberal bias (or conservative bias) however is generally more of a sign that you're a lot further from centre then you think you are.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:46 am

United New England wrote:As Stephen Colbert once said, “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.” ;)

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Postby The Legion of Mankind » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:46 am

The area I’m in yes. Kentucky Public schools in the central parts tend to have a majority of liberal teachers. I’ve had a couple. One said antifa is the best organization on earth and others just tried to “indoctrinate” us.
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Postby Marquisal » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:46 am

I would not say that schools have a liberal bias, but instead I would say that they have a leftist bias.
Liberals and leftists are not the same, schools are not liberal, they are leftist.
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Postby Pacomia » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:46 am

The Legion of Mankind wrote:The area I’m in yes. Kentucky Public schools in the central parts tend to have a majority of liberal teachers. I’ve had a couple. One said antifa is the best organization on earth and others just tried to “indoctrinate” us.

Holy shit, seriously?
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Postby Pacomia » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:47 am

Marquisal wrote:I would not say that schools have a liberal bias, but instead I would say that they have a leftist bias.
Liberals and leftists are not the same, schools are not liberal, they are leftist.

BUT THEY ADVOCATE FOR SHARING
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Postby The Legion of Mankind » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:47 am

Pacomia wrote:
The Legion of Mankind wrote:The area I’m in yes. Kentucky Public schools in the central parts tend to have a majority of liberal teachers. I’ve had a couple. One said antifa is the best organization on earth and others just tried to “indoctrinate” us.

Holy shit, seriously?


Yeah, he was big into antifa and the liberal stuff.
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Postby Marquisal » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 am

Pacomia wrote:
Marquisal wrote:I would not say that schools have a liberal bias, but instead I would say that they have a leftist bias.
Liberals and leftists are not the same, schools are not liberal, they are leftist.

BUT THEY ADVOCATE FOR SHARING


But they are very different.
Liberals and conservatives are different, but they want to achieve the same things by doing different things.
Leftists have some very different goals than liberals and conservatives, and their way of obtaining them is extremely different.
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Postby San Lumen » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 am

I don’t think there is a bias. I think this notion stems from conservatives not liking that young people are more progressive or liberal and will soon outvote them. It comes off as looking for a scapegoat

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Postby Page » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:50 am

Marquisal wrote:I would not say that schools have a liberal bias, but instead I would say that they have a leftist bias.
Liberals and leftists are not the same, schools are not liberal, they are leftist.


Who doesn't remember their social studies teacher encouraging their students to rise up and seize the means of production? And standing up every morning to sing The Intentionale! Those leftist American schools, man, I have such fond memories of those times.
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Postby Inkopolitia » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:51 am

San Lumen wrote:I don’t think there is a bias. I think this notion stems from conservatives not liking that young people are more progressive or liberal and will soon outvote them. It comes off as looking for a scapegoat

I mean, i'm not a conservative, but teachers inserting their own opinions into what are supposed to be lessons from a neutral standpoint is kinda inevitable, sadly, whether the bias is conservative or liberal bias.
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Postby Heloin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:52 am

Page wrote:
Marquisal wrote:I would not say that schools have a liberal bias, but instead I would say that they have a leftist bias.
Liberals and leftists are not the same, schools are not liberal, they are leftist.


Who doesn't remember their social studies teacher encouraging their students to rise up and seize the means of production? And standing up every morning to sing The Intentionale! Those leftist American schools, man, I have such fond memories of those times.

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:54 am

Yes, they have a liberal bias. Not so much a leftist bias, but a liberal one for sure.
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Postby Marquisal » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:54 am

Page wrote:
Marquisal wrote:I would not say that schools have a liberal bias, but instead I would say that they have a leftist bias.
Liberals and leftists are not the same, schools are not liberal, they are leftist.


Who doesn't remember their social studies teacher encouraging their students to rise up and seize the means of production? And standing up every morning to sing The Intentionale! Those leftist American schools, man, I have such fond memories of those times.


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Postby Marquisal » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:55 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:Yes, they have a liberal bias. Not so much a leftist bias, but a liberal one for sure.


The are extremely progressive, not liberal. At least in my country they filled our classes with multiculturalist crap and islam tollerance s***
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