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Texas ed board vote reflects far-right influences (total AP MELTDOWN!!!)
AP / Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2010 | April "Fidel" Castro

Posted on 03/12/2010 9:11:56 PM PST by bamahead

AUSTIN, Texas – A far-right faction of the Texas State Board of Education succeeded Friday in injecting conservative ideals into social studies, history and economics lessons that will be taught to millions of students for the next decade.

Teachers in Texas will be required to cover the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation's Founding Fathers, but not highlight the philosophical rationale for the separation of church and state. Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic," and students will be required to study the decline in value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard.

"We have been about conservatism versus liberalism," said Democrat Mavis Knight of Dallas, explaining her vote against the standards. "We have manipulated strands to insert what we want it to be in the document, regardless as to whether or not it's appropriate."

Following three days of impassioned and acrimonious debate, the board gave preliminary approval to the new standards with a 10-5 party line vote. A final vote is expected in May, after a public comment period that could produce additional amendments and arguments.

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KEYWORDS: curriculum; education; lping; schoolbooks; texas
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Watch as leftist AP drone April Castro has a coniption fit within her own article.

Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic,"

Oh...the horror!!!
1 posted on 03/12/2010 9:11:57 PM PST by bamahead
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To: bamahead

Wait AP wants us to lie to children? Who would have thought ... honestly I wish I’d gone to that school.


2 posted on 03/12/2010 9:13:07 PM PST by utherdoul
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To: bamahead

OOOOOh nOOOOOO, Mister Bill!!!!!


3 posted on 03/12/2010 9:14:46 PM PST by rbbeachkid
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To: bamahead

So they are going to teach the truth rather than the commie libs’ version of “the truth”? What a concept! That’s unusual for public schools.


4 posted on 03/12/2010 9:15:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (A proud American-American since 1949.)
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To: metmom

ping :)


5 posted on 03/12/2010 9:15:42 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead
Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic"...

Well, freaking DUH!

6 posted on 03/12/2010 9:15:49 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (New Wizard of Oz: Pelosi as the Wicked Witch of the West & Michelle as the Wicked Witch of the East.)
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To: bamahead

I just love Texas. Must visit one day. “sigh”


7 posted on 03/12/2010 9:16:37 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: bamahead
Sucks thought that they are taking out Jefferson & putting in Blackstone. Blackstone hated the republican form of government and was not shy about it. His works are full of disdain for republicanism.
8 posted on 03/12/2010 9:16:58 PM PST by patlin (1st SCOTUS of USA: "Human life, from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law.")
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To: bamahead

What brutes! Won’t somebody think of the children?


9 posted on 03/12/2010 9:17:39 PM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...
Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic," and students will be required to study the decline in value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard.

A glimmer of SANITY!!!



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10 posted on 03/12/2010 9:17:52 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

Where the heck did this ditz study the U.S. form of gov’t.... it’s pretty clear we are a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. The only problem for these progressives is they are trying their very best to DESTROY that. What an idiot.


11 posted on 03/12/2010 9:18:01 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: bamahead

The far left has wholly owned education from preschool to graduate school for the last half century. They’re terrified that this Texas decision is going to signal the end of their monopoly because conservatives seem to have finally figured out that they can defeat liberals on their own turf by stacking these far left dominated policy committees with conservatives.


12 posted on 03/12/2010 9:18:58 PM PST by apillar
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To: patlin

Taking out Jefferson is just not acceptable. He wrote the Declaration of Independence, for crying out loud!


13 posted on 03/12/2010 9:20:29 PM PST by DrGunsforHands
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To: apillar

Yes... conservatives (true lovers of the US Constitution) have figured out how to be COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS... well whadda-ya-know!


14 posted on 03/12/2010 9:20:55 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: patlin

That does stink :(


15 posted on 03/12/2010 9:23:32 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

HA....that’s Texas for you.........


16 posted on 03/12/2010 9:24:19 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: DrGunsforHands

Where in this article did it say Jefferson would be not mentioned?


17 posted on 03/12/2010 9:25:07 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: bamahead
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18 posted on 03/12/2010 9:25:11 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: Stoat

“Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Mind, Heart and Attitude.”

“Leave us alone to live our lives in peace and we will get along fine, if that is not satisfactory, we will deal with it.”

TF


19 posted on 03/12/2010 9:28:06 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: bamahead

Thank you, Texas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W41tB1nkQtI


20 posted on 03/12/2010 9:28:57 PM PST by BAW (I'm right.)
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To: bamahead

I love Texas...


21 posted on 03/12/2010 9:30:05 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: bamahead

Libtards and progressives in whine mode, as par......


22 posted on 03/12/2010 9:32:46 PM PST by cranked
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To: bamahead

How dare they attempt to teach the truth!


23 posted on 03/12/2010 9:33:13 PM PST by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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To: bamahead
"We have been about conservatism (TRUTH) versus liberalism," (LIES) said Democrat Mavis Knight of Dallas, explaining her vote against the (TRUTH) standards."
24 posted on 03/12/2010 9:34:01 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Would it be possible for conservatives to infiltrate the NEA?


25 posted on 03/12/2010 9:34:23 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: bamahead
"We have been about conservatism (TRUTH) versus liberalism," (LIES) said Democrat Mavis Knight of Dallas, explaining her vote against the (TRUTH) standards."
26 posted on 03/12/2010 9:35:43 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bamahead

Nobody actually reads textbooks, but it’s good to know that on the off chance that some kid might actually start reading one of these textbooks while he is sitting on the john and wishing he had a smoke, that he might actually learn some important truths about this nation.


27 posted on 03/12/2010 9:37:57 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: BAW
Thank you, Texas. [UT clip]

Amen but in the interest of being ``fair and balanced'', The Aggie War Hymn.

28 posted on 03/12/2010 9:38:50 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: bamahead

A big push back!

I’m proud of them.


29 posted on 03/12/2010 9:42:33 PM PST by berdie (Hey, Bill Mahr...That's Mrs. Cracker to you.)
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To: bamahead
Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic,"

OMG! They actually went and inserted a correct definition! Only in Texas!

30 posted on 03/12/2010 9:44:31 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: bamahead

The article is worth a read. We even got a section discussing the Second Amendment!!!!!!!!!!!

We smoked ‘em!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW, when she writes “right wing” or “ultra right wing” just substitute “main stream Texas thought” and you’ll get the real flavor.


31 posted on 03/12/2010 9:45:30 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: antceecee

Freepers ARE reading Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”.

Since Team Obama, Reid, Pelosi has labeled us as “Radical”...That is JUST fair-play!


32 posted on 03/12/2010 9:45:46 PM PST by PizzaDriver ( on)
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Thanks bamahead.
"We have been about conservatism versus liberalism," said Democrat Mavis Knight of Dallas, explaining her vote against the standards.

33 posted on 03/12/2010 9:46:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: bamahead
Teachers in Texas will be required to cover the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation's Founding Fathers, but not highlight the philosophical rationale for the separation of church and state. Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a “constitutional republic,” rather than “democratic,” and students will be required to study the decline in value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard

What's “far right” about that? Seems like normal American history/culture to me.
Can't say the same about the agenda of the far left loonies at the AP though.

34 posted on 03/12/2010 9:47:05 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: bamahead
Democrats did score a victory by deleting a portion of an amendment by Republican Don McLeroy suggesting that the civil rights movement led to "unrealistic expectations for equal outcomes."

LOL! Somebody make a bumper sticker for that one.

35 posted on 03/12/2010 9:53:37 PM PST by kittykat77
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To: PizzaDriver

Sometimes you have to adopt the tactics of the enemy.... looks like they’re doing just that in TexAS!!!!


36 posted on 03/12/2010 9:59:31 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: bamahead
From the article: ``Conservatives beat back multiple attempts to include hip-hop as an example of a significant cultural movement.''

As the resident fuddy-duddy, that alone would make this a great victory.

37 posted on 03/12/2010 10:00:47 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: SmokingJoe
What's “far right” about that? Seems like normal American history/culture to me.

Some board members failed Friday to restore “hip hop” music to the draft proposal's high school social studies standard on culture.

The board's seven social conservatives, joined by Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, R-Dallas, considered some of the hip hop lyrics offensive and voted to eliminate hip hop as an option for students to consider.

38 posted on 03/12/2010 10:02:07 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: re_nortex

Gee, you type faster than me. I am outraged hip hop will not be mentioned...Will Polka Music, Conjunto, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Ramones, Armadillo World Headquarters, SXSW be mentioned? /S


39 posted on 03/12/2010 10:05:34 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: antceecee
Yes... conservatives (true lovers of the US Constitution) have figured out how to be COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS... well whadda-ya-know!

Hey Obama, guess what? We skipped community organizing, we're AMERICA ORGANIZING into the biggest awake Sleeping Giant the world has ever seen. You've made Pearl Harbor look small in comparison. Millions of Americans are daily finding out more and more about your communist background and your intentions for our Sacred Constitutional Republic. We are awake, robust and ready to Fight! We are organized and will continue to Fight You until you resign, are impeached or surrender. We shall Alinsky back atcha' at every turn. We will attend more Tea Parties, go to Town Halls, write our Senators and Congressman, Petition, Blog, pass on Patriotic emails and carefully monitor your every move. We shall defeat every Bill you propose and diligently have an Army of People to fight your every communist political move. We are on to you and your minions. We are in a Cold War with you and fighting every day, 24/7, 365 days a year. We shall never surrender!

40 posted on 03/12/2010 10:06:49 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: sockmonkey
Will Polka Music, Conjunto, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Ramones, Armadillo World Headquarters, SXSW be mentioned? /S

But unless there's at least one chapter devoted to Bob Wills (Still the King), the TSBOE may just need to ask for a rewrite of the textbooks. :-)

41 posted on 03/12/2010 10:10:35 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: bamahead

That is why those educational boards are so crucial!


42 posted on 03/12/2010 10:11:00 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2469621/posts


43 posted on 03/12/2010 10:18:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Art in Idaho

BUMP.


44 posted on 03/12/2010 10:22:26 PM PST by condi2008
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To: bamahead

My thanks to those who have done the lifting on this. Most inspiring. Taking education back from the idiotnological left is like trying to level a mountain, but this is encouraging — like a few large boulders rolling down the slope.


45 posted on 03/12/2010 10:34:14 PM PST by Da Mav
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To: bamahead
As a parent of many...this makes me happy.

God bless Texas!


46 posted on 03/12/2010 10:40:55 PM PST by wardaddy (women are crazy)
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To: bamahead
God Bless Texas!



47 posted on 03/12/2010 10:41:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bamahead
By late Thursday night, three other Democrats seemed to sense their futility and left, leaving Republicans to easily push through amendments heralding "American exceptionalism" and the U.S. free enterprise system, suggesting it thrives best absent excessive government intervention.

Thank G-d!
This proves what most of us knew. Liberals are cowardice bullies who, when challenged, will back down. We have to stand up to them before they completely turn us into a third world country. Our founding fathers were exceptional men who created a great country. No more tearing them down.

48 posted on 03/12/2010 10:42:05 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: bamahead

April Castro, Professional Idiot.


49 posted on 03/12/2010 10:43:36 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Stoat
I just love Texas. Must visit one day. “sigh”

Just do it. Who knows, you might even decide to stay.

50 posted on 03/12/2010 10:43:50 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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