That's the latest indoctrination program for kids in the public schools. Take a look at this "writing" program for early elementary used in Utah public schools. Note one of the goals is "changing attitudes." Is that what writing programs are all about. Wake up, parents!
Teaching children manipulative techniques fits very well with the manipulative techniques of community organizing groups. Shall we teach our children to convince people by using "emotional words" or do we want to teach them logic and critical thinking? I know how I would answer that question. How about you?.