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Monday, August 09, 2004

Publica or Private

Soemtimes, a private school is just as bad as your average public school.
A chain of private California schools that taught immigrants there are 53 U.S. states and four branches of the U.S. government was ordered to stop handing out phony diplomas this week, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer said on Friday.

Students learned that Congress had two houses -- the Senate for Democrats and the House for Republicans; that the U.S. flag had not been updated to reflect the addition of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico to the "original" 50 states; that the federal "administrative" branch oversees the Treasury Department (news - web sites); and that World War II occurred from 1938 to 1942.
Perhaps the most disturbing point of this article is that yahoo news feels its necessary to point out how this information is wrong.
There are 50 U.S. states, including Alaska and Hawaii, who are represented on the U.S. flag. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, not a state. There is no "administrative" branch of the U.S. government. The three branches are judicial, executive and legislative. World War II was fought between 1939 and 1945, although the United States did not enter the war until 1941.
That must be for the sake of Yahoo's publicly educated readers.
Me, I'm just wondering when Bill Lockyer (or Elliot Spitzer or Richard Blumenthal) are going to close those public schools in their states that are guilty of similar or worse errors.


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