3 Education Board members take issue with social studies proposal
Remember when the battles in the Board of Education were just over science? I miss those days.
Apparently the "expert" to give advice on Social Studies curriculum has nothing to do with curriculum and everything to do with being an Evangelical minister. Yep, ministers writing education policy. This cant' go anywhere bad could it?
First off, César Chávez isn't a good role model, therefore he should be scrubbed from the books. Oddly, they don't seem to have the same issue with Hitler and Stalin...make your own judgments on that one...
Some of the things that were "good" ideas of the minister:
-"...add a new standard "that describes the Judeo-Christian Bible influence on the founding documents" of the nation."
What the f*ck is a Judeo-Christian Bible?!? Did those religions merge when I wasn't looking? Additionally, what influence are they talking about? I don't see much Bible in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence (even though the latter is not a founding document). Perhaps they mean the Treaty of Tripoli...at least that mentions Christianity.
-"coverage in U.S. history of the Great Awakening, a period of heightened religious activity in the American colonies in the mid-1700s. Social conservatives say that period should be credited for unifying the colonies and helping them decide to seek independence from Great Britain."
Wait, social conservatives say it? Not the historical consensus? Oh, brilliant.
What got rejected in a moment of sanity? Focus on Roe vs. Wade as having "...more impact on American life than any other court decision." Additionally they will not change to Republican values from democratic values.
Texas, GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER!