The folks on the right, are not too bright… Deep in the Heart of Texas

you know all those mountains of text – letters, published opinions, books, obscure documents like the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution – written by our country’s founders that decry the establishment of a state religion, and take great measures to ensure churches and states did not mix? Yeah, that stuff won’t be in Texas (and many national) textbooks. Who’s teaching your kids again?

(stop by the link and add your voice)

clipped from education.change.org
As one of the largest states and thus largest education systems, Texas textbook standards are hugely influential. Textbook companies design textbooks based on the standards that the larger markets put out.
This means that the republican, religious, majority-focused, conservative standards being pushed in Texas will show up in classrooms all around the country.
conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have been busy writing and passing amendments that will significantly change the content of K-12 textbooks to reflect their bias.
Christian ideas and influences play a much more important role in the establishment and development of the United States. For instance, the board gets rid of the idea of separation between church and state.
Republicans on the board believe current textbooks are too liberally biased
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Published in: on March 16, 2010 at 10:20 am  Leave a Comment  

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