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Texas Schools Board Rewriting US History

May 15th, 2010 05:38 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

suraj.sun picked up a Guardian (UK) piece on the Texas school board and their quest to remake US education in a pro-American, Christian, free enterprise mode. We’ve been keeping an eye on this story for some time, as it will have an impact far beyond Texas. From the Guardian: “The board is to vote on a sweeping purge of alleged liberal bias in Texas school textbooks in favour of what Dunbar says really matters: a belief in America as a nation chosen by God as a beacon to the world, and free enterprise as the cornerstone of liberty and democracy. … Those corrections have prompted a blizzard of accusations of rewriting history and indoctrinating children by promoting rightwing views on religion, economics and guns while diminishing the science of evolution, the civil rights movement and the horrors of slavery. … Several changes include sidelining Thomas Jefferson, who favoured separation of church and state, while introducing a new focus on the ‘significant contributions’ of pro-slavery Confederate leaders during the civil war. … Study of Sir Isaac Newton is dropped in favour of examining scientific advances through military technology.”

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