Do you support schools giving primary emphasis to teaching basic skills|
(e.g. reading, grammar,spelling, traditional arithmetic)
rather than social activism or psychological matters?
Do you support the use of intensive,
systematic phonics to teach children|
how to read from kindergarten on and into special ed?
Do you support the goal that children should be able to read|
by the end of the first grade?
Do you support teaching abstinence as
the norm for unmarried teenagers|
and as the only truly effective way to prevent sexually-transmitted diseases?
Do you support teaching that the use of illegal drugs|
and the unlawful use of alcohol are "wrong"?
Do you believe the topics of homosexuality and alternative lifestyles|
should be excluded from the classroom?
Do you reject classroom instruction that undermines American sovereignty,|
limited constitutional government, or private enterprise?
Do you reject programs that promote an over-emphasis|
on vocations in elementary school and that encourage or
require students to choose a career path by 8th grade?
9.||Do you support academic programs for middle and high performing students to complement the NCLB focus on low-performing students?|
Do you oppose global curricula that promote world citizenship?|
(Examples: International Baccalaureate, the GLOBE program,
the Center for Civic Educations curriculum)
Do you support teaching the scientific strengths and weaknesses|
of scientific principles such as evolution?
Do you oppose the collection and maintenance of data on student|
health, performance, attitudes, behavior, and family, as well as
academics, in computerized databases?
|2.||Do oppose routine mental health screening for all students?|
Do you oppose school-based health clinics, which may perform examinations,|
provide immunizations and medications, and dispense birth control
devices and abortion referrals, without parental consent or knowledge?
|4.||Do oppose social and emotional standards being incorporated into the curricula?|
Do you oppose accepting outside grants from wealthy special|
interest foundations and from state and federal government
that set the district agenda, such as establishing smaller
learning communities (a form of School-to-Work),
expanding early childhood education, diversity training,
and global citizenship programs?
Do you oppose the targeting of commercials to students in the classroom
through Channel One television?
|7.||Do you support traditional class scheduling, as opposed to block scheduling?|
Do you oppose school districts collecting student data with non-academic|
student surveys involving students personal behavior, values,
attitudes, beliefs, or those of their family and friends?
(Examples: Teen Screen, Minnesota Student Survey, Search Institute, etc.)
Do you support requiring parental permission on all non-academic student surveys|
that the district may be involved in?
|3.||Do you oppose the creation of a district universal pre-school system?|
|4.||Do you oppose all-day, every-day kindergarten?|
|5.||Do you support the right of parents to home school their children?|
Do you believe in the fundamental right of parents to direct|
the upbringing and education of their children?