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The miseducation of Texas children continues...

jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unityMembers Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 2014 in The Social Lounge
The Texas Education Agency posted scores of pages of publisher comments and textbook revisions after the last public hearing on Tuesday. Miller said scholars did not have an opportunity to review and comment on the numerous changes publishers have submitted since the last public hearing on Tuesday. Some of those changes appeared to have been negotiated with state board members behind closed doors.

During a months-long process, publishers made a number of improvements to their textbooks. Those improvements included removing inaccurate information promoting climate change denialism; deleting offensive cartoons comparing beneficiaries of affirmative action to space aliens; making clearer that slavery was the primary cause of the Civil War; and revising passages that had promoted unfair negative stereotypes of Muslims. Scholars and the general public had ample opportunity to review and comment on those revisions.

However, the new textbooks also include passages that suggest Moses influenced the writing of the Constitution and that the roots of democracy can be found in the Old Testament. Scholars from across the country have said such claims are inaccurate and mislead students about the historical record.
http://www.alternet.org/education/texas-approves-textbooks-moses-honorary-founding-father?akid=12502.30928.6sj4R-&rd=1&src=newsletter1027632&t=8

Just when you thought they were making progress...BOOM They go ten steps back

Comments

  • Meta_ConsciousMeta_Conscious Hypocrite The BashmentMembers Posts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    no wonder...
  • iron man1iron man1 Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist Avengers TowerMembers Posts: 29,989 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Typical
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Members Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can we get a Bugs Bunny gif for Texas? We sorely need one.
  • MsSouthernMsSouthern Bunny Members, Moderators Posts: 21,791 Regulator
    A lot of my sons teachers refuse to use a textbook because they are so outdated and have so many inaccurate info in them

    This isn't a big surprise ....
  • Meta_ConsciousMeta_Conscious Hypocrite The BashmentMembers Posts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    MsSouthern wrote: »
    A lot of my sons teachers refuse to use a textbook because they are so outdated and have so many inaccurate info in them

    This isn't a big surprise ....

    what do they use as a supplement?
  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Members Posts: 20,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Probably internet resources
  • tjohunkintjohunkin Members Posts: 170
    i find this hard to believe
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some conservatives really believe this 🤬 , although the framers of the Constitution clearly wanted a separation between church and state. But to be fair, some of the Christian founders of the country did use the Bible as an influence on laws of this nation (for bad and good)
  • Ajackson17Ajackson17 On the shoulders of Giants and Elders in history UniverseMembers Posts: 22,501 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A man who has no archaeological evidence of ever existing being the founding principle for the constitution. Yeah....
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