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Counterpoint: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to encourage media literacy in public schools...

“By giving students the proper tools to analyze the media they consume, we can empower them to make informed decisions...”


I do think it's important to teach these types of critical analysis skills in grade school, however, this bill is quite limited in scope:

> On or before July 1, 2019, the department shall make available to school districts on its Internet Web site a list of resources and instructional materials on media literacy, including media literacy professional development programs for teachers.


You mean a state sponsored indoctrination of which state approved media sources to trust?

It's funny how if alabama ran a state media indoctrination campaign, some people would be screaming propaganda. But california does it, some people think it is a good thing.

These kids should be thought logic and history of media. Not "how to analyze media". Teaching them logic and history helps them to analyze everything ( religion, media, science, literature, etc ). Not just "media".

What would be your opinion of china or russia running a media "literacy" campaign on their own children?

If this is how little trust you have in people then you probably shouldn't let anyone educate your children.

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