Texas: home of the maniacs

I’m at a loss for words:

  • To avoid exposing students to “transvestites, transsexuals and who knows what else,” the Board struck the curriculum’s reference to “sex and gender as social constructs.”
  • The Board removed Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum, “replacing him with religious right icon John Calvin.”
  • The Board refused to require that “students learn that the Constitution prevents the U.S. government from promoting one religion over all others.”
  • The Board struck the word “democratic” from the description of the U.S. government, instead terming it a “constitutional republic.”

I’d like to point out that at no point during Bush’s tenure did any state educational board attempt anything of this calibre. Vermont wasn’t out there changing the Pledge of Allegiance to remove the word “republic”.

This is downright dangerous, folks. Imagine what the next generation of Texans will be like if they’re educated under this system.

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0 responses to “Texas: home of the maniacs

  1. you speak of what the texas board of edu has done for texan stupidity.
    you forget that the texas school board books are used nation wide as book printers haven’t the money to do different versions.
    so, in essence, the texas book is our national one.

  2. you speak of what the texas board of edu has done for texan stupidity.
    you forget that the texas school board books are used nation wide as book printers haven’t the money to do different versions.
    so, in essence, the texas book is our national one.

  3. What you failed to mention is that Texas sets the tone for the rest of the country because Texas is the biggest buyer of text books. Publisher write their books with Texas in mind 😦

  4. What you failed to mention is that Texas sets the tone for the rest of the country because Texas is the biggest buyer of text books. Publisher write their books with Texas in mind 😦

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