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Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum

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Post by DejaMoo » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:06 am

As part of an effort to "streamline" the social studies curriculum in public schools, the State Board of Education voted Friday to adjust what students in every grade are required to learn in the classroom. Among the changes, board members approved the removal of several historical figures, including Clinton and Keller, from the curriculum.

The board also voted to keep in the curriculum a reference to the "heroism" of the defenders of the Alamo, which had been recommended for elimination, as well as Moses' influence on the writing of the nation's founding documents, multiple references to "Judeo-Christian" values and a requirement that students explain how the "Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict" in the Middle East.

High schoolers have been required to learn about Clinton, who was the first woman to win a major political party's presidential nomination, in history class. Under a section about citizenship, students were assigned to "evaluate the contributions of significant political and social leaders in the United States" including Clinton, Andrew Carnegie, Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O'Connor.

Barry Goldwater was also removed from this teaching requirement. A work group tasked with the curriculum streamlining also recommended removing evangelist and Baptist pastor Billy Graham, but the state board kept him.


https://www.dallasnews.com/news/educati ... len-keller



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Post by Atticus Finch » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:26 am

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Post by AndyinPA » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:34 am

Streamlining is an interesting synonym for censuring.



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:08 am

Or ignoring inconvenient facts??


The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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Post by Slim Cognito » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:30 pm

Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum
because of course they did.


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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:44 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum
because of course they did.
The TSBE must be sekret Democrats trying to cover up Clinton's involvement in Benghazi!!! and her extensive child trafficking network with its pedophile sex dungeons under pizza restaurants.



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Post by noblepa » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:40 pm

An even bigger problem is that, when Texas defines a curriculum, and therefore what will be in textbooks, the publishers fall all over themselves to accommodate them.

Unfortunately, other states, with many fewer students can't mandate what will be in textbooks, the way Texas can. So, they are stuck with buying "off the shelf", which means the textbooks that Texas has forced the publishers to sell.

So, the stupidity isn't confined to Texas.



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Post by TollandRCR » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:47 am

I do not sgree that 49 other states must be bound by what Texas decides. Only a few of the states could effectively reject the Texas decision to expunge HRC from history. Put the publishers in a bind: do you want to sell to Texas or do you want to sell to California, New York, and ..... ? If a single publisher does the Texas version of history, other states need not be damaged.


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Post by DejaMoo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:32 am

TollandRCR wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:47 am
I do not sgree that 49 other states must be bound by what Texas decides. Only a few of the states could effectively reject the Texas decision to expunge HRC from history. Put the publishers in a bind: do you want to sell to Texas or do you want to sell to California, New York, and ..... ? If a single publisher does the Texas version of history, other states need not be damaged.
That's how it should be, but that's not how it is. It is true that the nation's largest purchaser of textbooks gets to call the shots. That's why the actions of the Texas State Board of Education have received intense attention nationally over at least the past couple of decades. The initial huge controversy was over evolution, of course. They've been moving further to the right as they've found success in changing the educational narrative.

That's the single largest issue with the K-12 textbook market. There are other issues with the college-level textbook market that are being addressed through various initiatives. But it's extremely difficult for thousands of school districts nation-wide to coordinate any kind of initiative for negotiating with several major textbook publishers as a bloc. And that's why the TSBE's views on what is acceptable content continue to prevail.



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Post by p0rtia » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 am

:yeah:


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Post by Chilidog » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:51 pm

That might have been true at one time, but I think I read somewhere that with modern publishing and digital technology, Texas no longer influences textbooks in other states.


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Post by TollandRCR » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:07 pm

Coordination among the many thousand school boards is not necessary. All that is required is intelligence and honesty. (I am hoping that Mark Twain was wrong.)


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Post by Chilidog » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:52 pm

You know that the reason they booted Helen Keller is because she was a socialist.

She was a founder of the aclu as well as a wobblie



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Post by Lani » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:17 am

Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War


Also, too, restored Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller to the curriculum. Voting matters.



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