THE HEART BEHIND THE POETRY - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steven
    • 08.02.10 | 10:37 (IST)

    It's obvious from two quotes in the article attributed to the "poets" in the article, bashing both religion and "flag raising," that they are patiotism, religion bashing leftests, and not just promoters of liberal education. While kids should definitely be taught to think critically...a skill desperately lacking in education today...these "poets" are obviously out to undermine the values of patriotism, and identification with our national religion, both of which are necessary for the survival of the state. Yes, it is the job of the "public" education system to instill these values along side, and not to the negation of equipping the students to critically think. Those who think otherwise should enroll their kids in private or charter schools.

    from the article: Israeli author: Censorship turning Israel into mini-Iran
    First published 02:20 08.02.10 | Last updated 09:37 08.02.10
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