Friday, May 26, 2006

You can call yourself American in Michigan school system.

Edumacation: Now they have to get to work on getting the children to spell it right.

Baffling thoughts: Todorov told me Michigan school children should be taught to avoid the "ethnocentric" terms because they risk offending people in North, South, and Central America who may also refer to themselves as "Americans." If it doesn't offend us that others proudly seek affiliation with our great country, why should they have any concern about what we call ourselves? Thankfully, Michigan schools Superintendent Michael Flanagan promises he would never approve such ill-conceived political correctness. "We're not a bunch of radical, liberal wackos around here," Flanagan told me. If only we could expand his level-headed sphere of influence to other areas of government.

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