Skip to comments.Texas ed board vote reflects far-right influences (total AP MELTDOWN!!!)
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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I love Texas...
Libtards and progressives in whine mode, as par......
How dare they attempt to teach the truth!
Would it be possible for conservatives to infiltrate the NEA?
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.
Amen but in the interest of being ``fair and balanced'', The Aggie War Hymn.
A big push back!
I’m proud of them.
OMG! They actually went and inserted a correct definition! Only in Texas!
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.
Freepers ARE reading Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”.
Since Team Obama, Reid, Pelosi has labeled us as “Radical”...That is JUST fair-play!
"We have been about conservatism versus liberalism," said Democrat Mavis Knight of Dallas, explaining her vote against the standards.
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.
LOL! Somebody make a bumper sticker for that one.
Sometimes you have to adopt the tactics of the enemy.... looks like they’re doing just that in TexAS!!!!
As the resident fuddy-duddy, that alone would make this a great victory.
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.
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
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