Chariho School Parents’ Forum

September 17, 2007

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Filed under: Uncategorized — Editor @ 2:56 pm

I try not to drive too far from the ranch when making posts on this site – but I can’t help myself with this one.  From the AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070917/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_socialist_education_3;_ylt=AmS3UJ4Gf5Mj6biQGa.N3FQE1vAI  

Venezuela‘s Chavez may take over schools

By IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer 28 minutes ago CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened on Monday to close or take over any private school that refuses to submit to the oversight of his socialist government as it develops a new curriculum and textbooks.

“Society cannot allow the private sector to do whatever it wants,” said Chavez, speaking on the first day of classes.

All schools, public and private, must admit state inspectors and submit to the government’s new educational system, or be closed and nationalized, with the state taking responsibility for the education of their children, Chavez said.

A new curriculum will be ready by the end of this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate “the new citizen,” said Chavez’s brother and education minister Adan Chavez, who joined him a televised ceremony at the opening of a public school in the eastern town of El Tigre.

The president’s opponents accuse him of aiming to indoctrinate young Venezuelans with socialist ideology. But the education minister said the aim is to develop “critical thinking,” not to impose a single way of thought.

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1 Comment »

  1. Considering the attempts to silence you; the RYSE program being carefully implemented to avoid voter approval; curriculum messes; and assorted other attempts to control children; Chavez has nothing on Chariho.

    You may not be on the ranch, but Chariho administration is only a Heil away from their comrade in Venezuela.

    Comment by Curious Resident — September 17, 2007 @ 3:11 pm | Reply


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