"To live happy, productive and responsible lives in a free society."The highly-trained change agent Superintendent, out of Harvard, questioned my inclusion of words "in a free society,"saying:
"What if they should want to live happy, productive and responsible lives in a society that is not free?"
To which I replied that I thought it was impossible to live happy, productive and responsible lives in an unfree society, although possibly there are many who live responsible lives since they feel a moral obligation to be responsible for those who are suffering in such a society.
The following information comes via Anita Hoge:
It's all about Skinner.
Remember that the Pennsylvania EQA, which is the NAEP, tested "METHODS OF COPING WITH FREEDOM." That is what 'adapting to change' is ALL about. You cannot change a child without changing their attitudes values, and beliefs. AND, that cannot be done without BF Skinner conditioning. Also, see page 19-21 for Citizenship testing dispositions called threshold levels of change by reward and punishment. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED103468.pdf