- The Christian curriculum that says its students should not have any knowledge of anything contrary to the Bible.
- This stuff is in schoolbooks.
- 7 Most Absurd Things America's Kids Are Learning Thanks to the Conservative Gutting of Public Education
- How these gibbering numbskulls came to dominate Washington
Jpnny Scaramanga, AlterNet
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December 19, 2013 | Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) is a fundamentalist school curriculum used in a claimed 6,000 schools and 145 countries. Despite the name, education is actually second to its stated primary purpose, which is “to diligently teach our children to love the Lord in every sphere of their lives, with all their hearts, all their souls, and all their minds,” according to its website.
ACE explicitly says its intention is that students should not have any knowledge of anything contrary to the Bible. In practice, students are taught gross distortions and misrepresentations of mainstream science, like these 33 bizarre multiple choice questions from the ACE coursework. Here’s a look at the some of the blatant mistruths ACE teaches.
Jpnny Scaramanga is a PhD student at the Institute of Education, London. He grew up as a Christian fundamentalist and is currently writing a memoir of his daring escape.
7 Most Absurd Things America's Kids Are Learning Thanks to the Conservative Gutting of Public Education, Katie Halper, AlterNet
- Kids learn that gun control is a gateway to tyranny and that science is unchristian.
- Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism
How these gibbering numbskulls came to dominate Washington, George Monbiot, Guardian
The degradation of intelligence and learning in American politics results from a series of interlocking tragedies.