Skip to comments.Don't call the Alamo's defenders 'heroic,' Texas school curriculum panel urges
Posted on 09/08/2018 2:22:42 PM PDT by CW_Conservative
A panel advising the State Board of Education on what seventh-graders should learn in their social studies courses has urged deleting the label "heroic" from a curriculum standard about the Alamo's defenders.
The panel said "heroic" was a "value-charged word."
Current seventh-grade social studies curriculum standards include the "siege of the Alamo and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there." The advisory committee recommended cutting the phrase "and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there."
Debbie Ratcliffe, spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency, said the recommendation was made in response to complaints that curriculum standards are too long.
Walter Buenger, a historian who specializes in Texas history at the University of Texas at Austin, said he could understand why there may be a desire to remove as subjective a descriptor as "heroic" from discussions of those involved in the battle.
"Part of the problem with the word heroic may be that it's too simplistic," he said.
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I believe the problem is the educators being too simple minded to teach.
Marxist thievery of our history and Culture.
Mexicans weren't the problem, it was the $#*+hole values of their ruling class.
Did they import Californians for this panel?
Heaven help us if educators were to convey any positive values to our children.
Is it still okay to call this “panel” a bunch of AMERICA-HATING hos and homos? You know, SEXUAL DEVIANTS.
The only problem lies within these liberal, foolish, unwise educators. The defense of the Alamo was historic. It galvanized Texans and Americans.
I had an ancestor who was one of the 32 men who answered Col. Traviss call for volunteers to defend the Alamo. They fought their way INTO the Alamo when it was surrounded by thousands of Mexican troops. He was only in his early 20s and volunteered in place of his brother who was a newlywed. Dont tell me that wasnt heroic.
However, if it was talking about Ernesto "Che" Guevara they would be ecstatic...
Lousy stinking commie scumbags!
Apparently the US armed services, especially the Army, believe this as well. Army recruiting materials are almost completely devoid of any reference other than the most general to military history and individual soldiers whose conduct on the battlefield was exemplary. Since the malign reign of Robert McNamara professional education has tilted ever more to the soldier as manager rather than the soldier as leader. I could write at length about the relentless demilitarizing of the Army and the oblivion that US military history has been cast into. One example that is telling is that Military Review, the official magazine of the Command and Staff College has been reduced to six issues a year as an ‘efficiency’ and has eliminated virtually all articles dealing with operational history or combat arms leadership. Instead it contains an endless parade of discussions of the personnel management system, applied psychology for the ‘diverse’ Army, etc.
The Taliban continues its march through the United States of America obliterating our history....and we allow it.
Yes, even the Mexicans acknowledged the courage of the Texicans.
We are now naming FRIGGIN’ NAVAL SHIPS after bozos like Gaby Giffords and Ceasar Chavez and have chickensh*t thieving politicians calling themselves Spartacus but lets not call the guys at the Alamo “heroes”.
What happened to all the gonads that used to reside in Texas?
Coming to Texas schools very soon:
9/11 was your fault, America.
Pearl Harbor military got what it deserved from Japan.
The American Civil War was a figment of Lincoln’s imagination.
Hitler was simply a misunderstood and under appreciated German.
White farmers in South Africa are always wrong, every time, every issue.
The American Revolution was a farce.
Columbus should have stayed in Spain or at least Italy.
Stalin loved to knit.
Genghis Khan was simply a wandering traveler.
Apache warriors were just looking for their lost mail.
Yup. One of the marxist goals, iirc. From “The Naked Communist,” probably. Useful idiots carrying out the plan.
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