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January 04, 2006

School Board Rescinds "Intelligent Decisions"

DOVER, PA -- The newly elected Dover Area School Board voted Tuesday night to overturn the previous board's policy allowing "Intelligent Decisions". The previous board had hoped that their new policy would allow students to make decisions based on rational thought and evaluation. However, a group of parents who were against the policy sued the school board. "We don't want our children to think for themselves", said one parent. "We want teachers to tell our children what to think... even if it's wrong." Two weeks ago, a judge ruled that the board's policy was unconstitutional.

The judiciary in recent years has often ruled against decisions that are made on the basis of intelligence. Many of their rulings are perfect examples of decisions made in a complete intellectual vacuum.

But this was not always the case. Rational thought and intelligent decisions were held in very high regard just a few centuries ago. Many so-called "thinkers" were popular during what some call the "Age of Enlightenment". Since that time however, intelligent decisions have become less popular as we have "evolved" into our modern irrational society.

13 Comments:

At 1/04/2006 10:50 AM , Anonymous Maggieq said...

The woman on the left looks like the missing link.She almost makes me a believer in evolution.hee hee

 
At 1/04/2006 10:53 AM , Anonymous Maggie said...

Sorry about Maggieq.My fingers just seem to reach out and type the closest letters around.
Hey!Maybe the evolution process is beginning.

 
At 1/04/2006 2:42 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Good one Maggie! I'm hoping these verification words will evolve into something readable... today's word is "paczcduk". (Looks like a Polish name).

 
At 1/04/2006 9:38 PM , Blogger Pat'sRick© said...

Well, we cannot have anything resembling "Intelligence" in our schools. It's bad enough that government has "Intelligence" agencies. We must protect our freedom form intelligence!
fxxsvg!

 
At 1/04/2006 9:44 PM , Anonymous prettyold said...

Two of the trolls on Sf are giving real good examples of 'enlightened thought'. Obviously ,neither of them can read ,but get their news from Headline TV.Do you suppose that half of uson this earth, are "intelligent design " and that other half did evolve?

 
At 1/04/2006 9:48 PM , Blogger UpNorthLurkin said...

Prettyold, nah, half of us in the USA are "intelligent design" the other half are democrats! Ha!

 
At 1/04/2006 9:57 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Pat'sRick©,
Ain't that the truth! And a "skzrq" back at ya!

prettyold,
Yes. I fully agree. Thank God we're in the "Intelligent Design" crowd, eh?

UpNorthLurkin,
Yes. I fully agree. Thank God we're in the "Intelligent Design" crowd, eh?

(Deja Vu, Man!)

 
At 1/05/2006 5:48 AM , Blogger Beerme said...

hawkeye®,

Very nice job! Very Ott-like.

Perhaps there should be stickers on the Dover textbooks indicating "no intelligent thought or rational decision-making allowed in this evolved school system"...hhmm?

 
At 1/05/2006 8:01 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Beerme,
Or maybe a sticker that says, "Caution: Read At Your Own Risk."

 
At 1/05/2006 8:20 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Wadda ya mean people used to think a few centuries ago? Nothing important ever happened before 1965 or so (except humans evolving from apes), so whatcha talkin about?

[product of public schools]

 
At 1/05/2006 12:44 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Marge,
You're right. My bad.

 
At 1/05/2006 10:08 PM , Anonymous mig said...

I would like to know what parent would say something so uh enlightened that they would want someone, anyone even a teacher tell their kids what to think and then have thier kids thunk it. I wonder if they would have accpeted such unadulterated clap-trap from thier parents.

I think that anonymous source should be outed and then posted across the country so that if you ever meet her/him you can say hey Stupid, Where's your sign?

 
At 1/06/2006 7:49 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Mig,
It's sad state of affairs when we do not allow our children to have alternative ideas to evaluate, especially when there are known deficiencies with one of them. I have always believed that one purpose of education is teach kids how to think, not just what to think.

 

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