Wow, I spent 5 minutes seeing if I could find evidence online that Deborah DeBacker is a wacko. I found it in 3 minutes!Here is one (of many, no doubt) letter to the editor she wrote to the Oakland Press about something ridiculous and anti-intellectual.
I mean, really? Is this what she sits around getting angry about?
This is a person who has a very miniscule world view and wants everyone to think exactly as she does.
She is running to be our representative for the 41st District seat in the Michigan State House. Does she represent you?
Published: Monday, March 29, 2010
International Baccalaureate schools are anti-American
The recent article about International Baccalaureate schools quotes the program’s aim as to encourage students to “understand that other people, with their differences can also be right.”
This type of curriculum intends to create a critical thinker; someone who thinks right and wrong are situational — what is right today maybe wrong tomorrow in a different situation. He thinks that truth is fluid, with no absolutes. The IB-created student is a dialectic thinker who truly believes that perception is reality and who makes decisions based on feeling, not cognitive thought.
The dialectic thinker is at the opposite of a didactic thinker, whose decisions are based on facts, who believes in absolutes, who believes right and wrong are static, not situational. The didactic does not abandon individual principles for consensus derived group principles. A dialectic thinker is easily manipulated while a didactic thinker is not.
IB programs aim to create citizens who do not believe that our system of capitalism and free markets are the best way to live as a free person. Patriotic Americans should never enroll their children in IB schools.