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  •  all conservatives believe education means spin (3+ / 0-)
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    splashy, JAM11, imokyrok

    This is one thing I've seen common to financial conservatives as well as social/cultural conservatives.  There's no distinction between fact and frame in their minds.  They don't believe that reality has a liberal bias in the sense that they believe that bias (frames, value systems, etc.) is something that education - like the culture as a whole - has to go out of its way to cultivate.  To them, an education consisting only of facts is either unthinkable or useless.

    To a conservative, education isn't bad in and of itself; it's bad only when it refuses to dispense values, refuses to construct and apply narratives to reality, and refuses to mold students' characters, thereby producing nihilistic hedonists and layabouts ... better known as liberals.  Notice that, to a conservative, "values", "narratives", and "character" are assumed to be inherently conservative.

    To those who say the New Deal didn't work: WWII was also government spending

    by Visceral on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:20:45 PM PDT

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