Man, they do everything big in Texas, and they sure don’t use common sense in what they do.
No, I’m not talkin bout them thinkin bout seceding from the USA.
Worse. The Texas State Board of Education has taken it upon itself to write the textbooks on economics and history according to a conservative interpretation of US history and capitalism.
This wouldn’t be so bad ifn it weren’t for the fact that Texas is the second largest buyer of textbooks, which means the book publishers will abide by the wishes of the conservative members the State Board.
If the folks in Texas want their kids to read such distortion of economics and history, fine, but why should the rest of our kids have to accept such garbage?
Example of revisionist history: Thomas Jefferson is not considered one of the Founding Fathers.
You can read the story in the Washington Monthly (http://ww.washingtonmonthly.com/), dated March 13, 2010.
Jonathan Zimmerman, while not agreeing with the Texas State Board of Education, suggests in the Los Angels Times dated March 17, suggests students maybe should be given several points of view, which would show how we Americans often disagree about how our nation was formed. Then the students could on their own “sort out the differences.”
Now, that ain’t a bad idea. But it ain’t gonna fly cause both liberals and conservatives at the extreme edges just don’t want but one point of view on anything and that point of view must be theirs.