Saturday, August 22, 2009

Every School Is Sunday School In Texas.

The next time dumb-ass Texas Governor Rick Perry threatens secession from the United States, can we all just agree to throw 'em a big going away party as long as we get Willie Nelson in the deal?
The Texas State Board of Education review committee is preparing to vote on a draft of proposed standards for history textbooks. Noting that the draft has nothing about liberals,” the Houston Chronicle reported:
The first draft for proposed standards in United States History Studies Since Reconstruction says students should be expected “to identify significant conservative advocacy organizations and individuals, such as Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly and the Moral Majority.” [...] Others have proposed adding talk show host Rush Limbaugh and the National Rifle Association.
The 15-member committee, stacked with 10 Republicans, is expected to vote along party lines. Earlier this year, a panel of right-wing “experts” produced a report urging the committee to remove biographies of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen F. Austin, and César Chávez, and instead add history about the “motivational role the Bible and the Christian faith played in the settling of the original colonies.”
So the Board of Education in Texas wants the biographies of presidents and other influential Americans removed and replaced with right-wing fanatics and exclusionary, divisive fairy tales. No wonder Lone Star schools are so messed up.

BeltwayBlips: vote it up!

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