Monday, May 17, 2010

Messed Up in Texas

The Texas Board of Education’s determination to rewrite school history books with a right-wing bent continues. As TPM Muckraker reports,
With the long-running Texas history textbooks standards fight scheduled to end with a final vote by the State Board of Education Friday, arch-conservative board member Don McLeroy is proposing a new set of changes that read like a tea party manifesto.

The new amendment, which is expected to get a vote on Thursday, would require high school history students to “discuss alternatives regarding long-term entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, given the decreasing worker to retiree ratio” and also “evaluate efforts by global organizations to undermine U. S. sovereignty.”
More on this idiocy here.

READ MORE:CA Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Keep Away TX’s Textbooks (Which Call Slavery the ‘Atlantic Triangular Trade’)” (Think Progress).

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