Scopes loses, again…

By APRIL CASTRO, Associated Press Writer April Castro, Associated Press Writer 58 mins ago

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas State Board of Education adopted a social studies and history curriculum Friday that amends or waters down the teaching of the civil rights movement, religious freedoms, America’s relationship with the U.N. and hundreds of other items.

The new standards were adopted after a final showdown by two 9-5 votes along party lines, after Democrats’ and moderate Republicans’ efforts to delay a final vote failed.

The ideological debate over the guidelines, which drew intense scrutiny beyond Texas, will be used to determine what important political events and figures some 4.8 million students will learn about for the next decade.

The standards, which one Democrat called a “travesty,” also will be used by textbook publishers who often develop materials for other states based on guidelines approved in Texas, although teachers in the Lone Star state have latitude in deciding how to teach the material.

The board attempted to make more than 200 amendments this week alone, reshaping draft standards that had been prepared over the last year and a half by expert groups of teachers and professors.

Full Article here http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100522/ap_on_re_us/us_texas_schools_social_studies

How do pinheads get elected?

The same state that gave us George W. Bush and his father, now gives the nation’s children text books that treat our history as if it was written by David Duke and Jerry Falwell.

I wouldn’t give a flying rat’s ass, if the state of Texas wasn’t the nation’s leading supplier of text books to the U.S.

This is the perfect opportunity for a publisher to step in and create an accurate set of books for the rest of the nation, any publisher.

Hello?

How the hell are students going to score well on the SATs if they don’t know what really happened?

How are they going to get into college if they fail rudimentary testing?

What the hell are the tapered craniums in the Blown Star State thinking?

That they can rewrite history, and have everyone be ‘OK’ with it?

That the nations colleges and universities are going to play along, and sing the praises of Jerry Falwell’s ignominious Moral Majority, which was neither?

TV Preachers are NOT social leaders!

They are NOT worthy of respect.

They are NOT worthy of the notice that these cretins in Texas want to lavish on them, by including them in our History & Social Studies curriculum and classes.

When, oh, when is Texas going to be allowed to secede from the Union, and put them out of our misery?

Just think, no more Bush league presidents.

That alone would be worth it.

It’s going to be a long, hard life for children who get this kind of education.

An education promoted by the kind of people who’s family tree looks like a Christmas Wreath.

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