- 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.