(for mature audiences)
In contrast take a look at the Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education's platform. It starts with...
To build a school, family, and community partnership that fosters learning, creativity, critical thinking skills, and success among our children...See also, Valerie Strauss' analysis at Texas GOP rejects ‘critical thinking’ skills. Really.
To be fair, the Texas GOP claims that the plank was included in their platform by accident.
“[The chairman of the Texas GOP's Education Subcommittee] indicated that it was an oversight of the committee, that the plank should not have included ‘critical thinking skills’ after ‘values clarification,’” Elam said. “And it was not the intent of the subcommittee to present a plank that would have indicated that the RPT in any way opposed the development of critical thinking skills.”It seems that the Texas GOP's Education Subcommittee could have used someone with critical thinking skills...
Stop the Testing Insanity!