Friday, May 21, 2010

Texas Textbooks Headed For Rewrite


May 21, 2010 on MSNBC

13 comments:

  1. Goddamnit America. Goddamnit.

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  2. More proof that religion corrupts truth.
    Where's the Hitch when you need him the most?

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  3. This is terrible. I live in texas and my younger brother will be going through this curriculum.  I dont understand how it possibly seemed like a good idea to misrepresent history. Surely there is a law somewhere about this! This is just political and religious propaganda that will infect student's minds. Next we are going to see them rewriting the science textbooks.

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  4. The Fundies strike again. Is it possible to hate them? Yes!!

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  5. No no no!!!!! How can that Be.... I just think of the Term "double-think"!
    Are we that far As to forget the caution states about 60 Years ago
    that should have Warned us, that we better Not rewrite history for Personal Goals?!
    I think this is a Major failure and it remembers me that democracy only makes sence, when everybody involved shares some Kind of Education and reason... Or it could end up similar to the Weimarer Republik, when fashists undermined the sistem by just Voting and changing Small Things! Shame on those People!!!!

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  6. This is where another of the larger states, or even several of them, have the chance to show the world that the USA is not heading for the crapper, by stepping up and create their own "National Board of Education", but one populated not by elected people, but selected experts in their fields.
    If they do that right, their books may be the ones adopted by the remaining states.

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  7. Never, ever give a primate a pencil...

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  8. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MONE¥May 22, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    This is a very dangerous step in the wrong direction.

    Secularist´s really must step up to challenge NOW!

    I feel so sad for America.

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  9. Who will save us from the Texas Taliban?

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  10. <span>BANNING TONI MORRISON'S BOOK FROM FRANKLIN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL?</span> http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20104290404 http://www.indystar.com/article/20100504/OPINION01/5040314/1002/OPINION/Advanced-Placement-students-can-handle-mature-material 

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  11. <span>BANNING TONI MORRISON'S BOOK FROM FRANKLIN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL?</span> http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20104290404 http://www.indystar.com/article/20100504/OPINION01/5040314/1002/OPINION/Advanced-Placement-students-can-handle-mature-material 

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  12. It's time for a national movement to target those states that traditionally buy the Texas versions of textbooks. My understanding is that because Texas is the number one consumer, their books can be sold more cheaply to other states. It will probably require both fund- and consciousness-raising to promote the development and sale of books that adhere to a less ideologically-influenced P.O.V..

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  13. CAN WE PLEASE START A FUNDRAISER SO WE CAN PRINT OUR OWN TEXT BOOKS THAT *CORRECTLY* DESCRIBE AMERICAN HISTORY, SO THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES DOES NOT HAVE TO SUCCUM TO WHATEVER BOOKS THE STATE OF TEXAS CHOOSES?

    WE NEED AN INDEPENDENT HISTORY BOOK PUBLISHER THAT CAN OFFER HISTORY BOOKS AROUND THE UNITED STATES THAT HAVE ACCURATE INFORMATION!

    GIVE SCHOOLS A CHOICE IN WHICH HISTORY BOOKS TO USE. DON'T FORCE THE ENTIRE US TO USE HISTORY BOOKS THAT REMOVE FACTUAL HISTORY!

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