South Dakota’s Gov. Kristi Noem is on the verge of instituting social studies standards for public schools that promotes Christian nationalism without ever saying it outright. The standards treat Jesus as a real-life historical figure, say the Founding Fathers believed in “an eternal God” who created a standard of justice in nature, and downplay the nation’s embrace of slavery and systemic racism.
Noem announced the new standards on Monday, claiming they had no “political agendas” and focused more on Native American history, unlike a controversial draft of the standards released last year. But the political agenda is loud and clear. You don’t even have to read between the lines.
Just consider who was assigned to put the 128-page draft together. Ideally, the 15-member group would include 15 educators and/or history experts (in various specialties) because why the hell would you need anyone else? But that’s not what happened. ...
There is a reason they are targeting children. Children are easier to manipulate than adults. They have control over the information taught, are in a position to guide and influence, then they can add an unhealthy dose of fear, and most of the children will absorb it all.
I get sick and tired of all these mental defectives who try to ram their genocidal maniac of a god down everybody else's throats.
I’d much rather live in South Dakota that California where they have lunatics like Newsom running the show.
We are on a slippery slope, sliding down, down, down into theocratic authoritarianism...
One more reason not to live there.
Sugar coating history, etc. is bunch of bs and keeping kids in the dark. Do repubs want the kids of this country to fall further behind the rest of the world?
They don't care. They just want people who don't question them, so in other words, they want the kids to grow up less educated so they won't question anything the repubs say or do.
Sounds like south Dakota wants to be like the deep south. They teach a different history that I learned in the north east.
The real losers in all this repub bullshit are the children who will be taught that garbage!
You would love 1930s Germany,