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    Filed at 5:10 am under by dcobranchi

    Back on Halloween, three HEKs had published a LttE on the subject of same sex marriage. The letter evidently generated some controversy, including claims that it couldn’t have been written by the kids. Their mom responded today.

    And as an aside, major kudos to the TimesCommunity.com folks. They have a terrific archives and search system. You can search their archives by date and content going back seven years. And everything is free. So, today, I’m providing links to the two LttE, perhaps generating a little advertising revenue for the paper. You’d think the salons who run the NYT (and hide their editorial content) would have figured this out by now.

    4 Responses to “LETTERS OF THE DAY”

    Comment by
    November 15th, 2006
    at 9:45 am

    Well, yes, they spelled it all correctly and used good grammar. But she says they wrote it as an assigned paper. If Alex wrote a paper using only sources that supported what he already believed, I’d hand it back to him and tell him to do better. That’s a polemic, not a research paper.

    And yes, I see that the topic was to choose a topic and write a paper supporting their views on it. But my idea of education involves a lot of challenging of views, not just finding sources to support them.

    Comment by
    November 15th, 2006
    at 3:04 pm

    Nobody here questions the veracity of sources that claim to support the standard stereotypes of gay relationships? (Violent, based only on sex, blah, blah, blah)

    I call shenanigans. They didn’t do research, they went and found “sources” that support what mommy told them to believe.

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    November 16th, 2006
    at 7:44 am

    Exactly, Chris. And according to one of the responses, misquoted the sources they did use. (Which I couldn’t find online.)

    Maybe this is how Republican homeschoolers teach their children to do research?


    Comment by
    November 16th, 2006
    at 5:00 pm

    Well, I don’t doubt the children wrote it themselves. The Republifundies are especially adept at hammering their hate into their children even at very young ages.

    And, I believe Lillian hit the nail on the head. It IS a polemic, not a research paper. Frankly, the laughable brevity of it automatically disqualifies it as a research paper of any kind.