Fox News: Teaching students algebra is socialist indoctrination

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You probably thought I'd be linking to an Onion article, didn't you?

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/...shing-the-liberal-agenda-by-teaching-algebra/



    So yes, the distributive property, the tenet of 6th grade algebra, that states that 2(x + y) = (2x + 2y) is socialist indoctrination. Damn liberals want to redistribute that 2 to everyone.

    No wonder America is always towards the bottom of education rankings.

    Another gem from the article:



    He does make a fair point though. As we all know, facts have a liberal bias.


     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Don't these people realize most textbooks originate from Texas ?
     
  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Really and they wonder why we think of conservatives as idiots?????

    I am still waiting for one of our fox news lovers to defend this one. It should be worth a few good laughs.
     
  4. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Not for nothing... :p ;)

    BL.
     
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I guess it takes until 7th grade before math class covers how to calculate the tax-deduction for charitable contributions (percentages and fractions).
     
  6. thekev macrumors 604

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    I looked at the worksheet. They are truly reaching on this one.
     
  7. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    الجبر

    I mean, the word itself is Arabic. Algebra was refined and named by Muslims! Why are children being taught math from such terroristic origins? Barbaric abuse of numbers. Something must be done to stop this unchristian corruption of the nation's children!
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    Pure socialism, no doubt about it.

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    ...as was Alcohol :D
     
  9. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Math is based on logic, so of course Fox News is going to be against it.
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    All those suspicious foreign-invented zeros don't help its case one bit.
     
  11. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Not just logic but Arabic logic.:eek:
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    That is really funny:D. When I view the article, I think of the pundit taking an ink blot test.

    I really like this quote.


    I'd like to see the full video clip, as I'm curious how he explains that one.
     
  13. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Oh, no, no, no, no, the knowledge of alcohol comes from Aldebaran. It was delivered to the alchemist's alcove by an alien albatross.

    Or is that just an allegory?
     
  14. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Any relation to this albatross?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_u7VGiMO0U
     
  15. skunk macrumors G4

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    Allah only knows.
     
  16. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Alas :(
     
  17. skunk macrumors G4

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    ..and alack.
     
  18. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    Man, I feel kind of jipped...my 5th grade algebra never once touched on redistribution of wealth. I'm guessing the lesson on properties of equality takes a little longer to cover as well.

    Couldn't agree more.

    Straw mans are fun :p
     
  19. throAU macrumors 601

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    So, have people over there woken up and realised the media is trying to keep you stupid over there yet?

    Well... most media is, but especially fox it would appear.


    I guess if children are "indoctrinated" by learning in school they might not swallow the BS pushed on them by Fox and co...
     
  20. zioxide macrumors 603

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    It's actually scary how delusional these people are. :eek:
     
  21. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I posted this on my facebook and got zero comments which means either:

    A. The right wing nutjobs I'm friends with actually realize how stupid Fox News is or

    B. They don't see the "news" here because they agree with it.
     
  22. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    C. They no longer get your posts in their news feed
     
  23. leekohler macrumors G5

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    And yet you can't comment on the subject at hand. Anything to contribute- anything at all? Or do you agree with Fox on tis point and are too cowardly to admit it?
     
  24. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    He'll, even I think it's just weird to have a pic of a girl handing out money under the title "Distribute the Wealth" as part of a math lesson, even if it is a math worksheet about the distributive property. <shrug>
     
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    He won't answer, he has all of us socialist commies on ignore.

    When confronted with reality and facts that don't agree with their delusional alternate reality apparently many conservatives like to plug their ears and say "la la la I can't hear you". They live in a conservative bubble.

    Back to the video... it's actually scary that there are people in this country who believe what this hack "journalist" (using this term here is a disgrace to real journalists) is saying. No wonder this country is going down the *******.

    It's a worksheet for elementary school kids. The book companies try to make up little scenarios like this because having worksheet after worksheet that just have a list of problems on it gets boring. These hacks on Fox are looking way too deep into it and freaking out because of their own insecurities. Kids learn better when they are given creative examples instead of a bunch monotonous work that all looks the same.
     

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