Saturday, May 21, 2005

Rush Limbaugh's newest enemies: high school students

Apparently no one is safe from Rush Limbaugh's wrath. Rush reamed out Evanston Township High School recently on his radio show for having a multicultural curriculum. ETHS was written up in the Christian Science Monitor for having an especially well-rounded global studies program. However, their standard social studies requirements seem pretty...well, standard

Freshmen at ETHS are required to take a full-year course on Western European civilization. Sophomores must take either a full-year course in non-Western civilization or two one-semester courses in non-Western civilization. In their junior year, students are required to take a full-year course in U.S. history.

Furthermore, ETHS is doing its students a service if they are learning more about the world and not just the US. As one student says in the article "You need to know about what's going on around the world because it's not just about the U.S."

The article is kind of funny because one of the teachers suggests that the students debate Rush Limbaugh. The school's spokeswoman nixes the idea though:
"There are three weeks left of school," Miehls said. "Students (need) to focus on their studies and ... finals and not Rush Limbaugh."

Anyway the moral of this story is that, as usual, Rush Limbaugh doesn't know what he's talking about.

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