Indoctrination is indoctrination . . .
I've been holding off writing a bit about this one 'cause I wanted to make sure it was a real thing and that the language I was reading was correct. However, this seems to be a horrifyingly real thing! Here's the skinny:
While I am a fan of the concept of a universal healthcare system for our citizens, what has been re-named as "Obamacare" is still under a lot of scrutiny and is extremely polarized among both sides of the argument. With that said, this tactic is indoctrination. I hate it when it's used for religion and I hate it when it's used for politics. They are giving incentive to the LAUSD to teach these kids to be "messengers" and not critical examiners of the policy. I'm sure that the money is appealing given certain things the district is currently facing:
Needless to say, I think this is an awful idea. Indoctrination is not education and should never be disguised as such. Those kids need more education, not less.