At Bethesda Chevy—Chase High School in the suburbs of Washington .D.C. a group of students has taken a look at the Peace Studies course taught by former Washington Post reporter Colman McCarthy and decided the course should be scrapped.
Since its launch at the school in 1988, Peace Studies has provoked lively debate, but the attempt to have the course removed from the curriculum is a first, Bulson said. The challenge by two students comes as universities and even some high schools across the country are under close scrutiny by a growing number of critics who believe that the U.S. education system is being hijacked by liberal activists.
At Bethesda—Chevy Chase, Peace Studies is taught by Colman McCarthy, a former Washington Post reporter and founder and president of the Center for Teaching Peace. Though the course is taught at seven other Montgomery County high schools, some say B—CC's is perhaps the most personal and ideological of the offerings because McCarthy makes no effort to disguise his opposition to war, violence and animal testing.
Now that's good news.Sounds like this is another one of those suck your brains out ideological bits of tripe being offered to students.
Clarice Feldman 2 26 06