We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills, critical thinking skills and similar programs … which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

The Texas Republican 2012 platform, which officially opposes teaching students “critical thinking skills.”

Read 4 more of the Texas GOP’s craziest policies.

(via think-progress)

plannedparenthood: There’s a ton of interesting info in this graphic, but it’s especially striking how condom use decreases with age, even with casual partners. Condoms shouldn’t be something you grow out of as you get older — the protection they offer against STDs is unrivaled by any other form of birth control besides abstinence! Your … Continue reading

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nycartscene: Opens Thurs, July 5, 6-9p: “Love Me Till It Hurts” Panni Malekzadeh Freight + Volume, 530 W24th St., NYC Panni Malekzadeh makes beautiful, complicated portraits of contemporary Persian women coming of age. What age, exactly, they are coming into is not entirely clear. The young women she depicts, mostly based on her close friends and … Continue reading

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mmouthbreather: This is not murder.This times 6 million is not the HolocaustThis time 50 million is not the Holocaust A clump of cells smaller than your pinky finger cannot experience pain or fear.A fetus is not hunted down, terrorized, starved, and tortured before it is aborted. If you compare a fetus being aborted to the … Continue reading

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