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by Randy Cassingham

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Teachers at Hollywood Hills (Fla.) High School have been ordered to stop using a “survey” to help students decide how to register to vote. The document, written by a government teacher, asks whether students agree with such statements as “We pay too much in taxes” and “We should be harder on criminals.” More “yes” answers indicate the student tends toward Republican politics. That’s the problem, parents say: “This seemed to be designed to convince 18-year-olds they should register Republican,” parent Scott Douglas said after his daughter took the survey at school. His complaint led the school to stop using the survey. But Douglas’ daughter still registered as a Democrat. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel) ...Huh: no matter how hard schools try, some students still manage to learn how to think on their own.
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