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Texas - Needs to be messed with....
    #382925 - 03/13/10 12:12 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

I don't know if anyone here follows (or gives a shit, you should!) about the Texas state school board.  But what's been happening over there (and this is nothing new) is very disturbing.  Wake the fuck up texans!  Basically here's what's going on, Texas state is one of the most powerful states when it comes to text books.  The states school board is making decisions like the one made in PA years ago about teaching creationism (or ID, i cant recall) in science classes.  Here's a bit of their decisions from just this past week:

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The Texas Board of Education has been meeting this week to revise its social studies curriculum. During the past three days, “the board’s far-right faction wielded their power to shape lessons on the civil rights movement, the U.S. free enterprise system and hundreds of other topics”:

    – To avoid exposing students to “transvestites, transsexuals and who knows what else,” the Board struck the curriculum’s reference to “sex and gender as social constructs.”

    – The Board removed Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum, “replacing him with religious right icon John Calvin.”

    – The Board refused to require that “students learn that the Constitution prevents the U.S. government from promoting one religion over all others.”

    – The Board struck the word “democratic” from the description of the U.S. government, instead terming it a “constitutional republic.”

As the nation’s second-largest textbook market, Texas has enormous leverage over publishers, who often “craft their standard textbooks based on the specs of the biggest buyers.” Indeed, as The Washington Monthly has reported, “when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas rarely stays in Texas.”


http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/12/texas-education-board-cuts-thomas-jefferson-out-of-its-textbooks/
Some of the comments on that page are great.  :lol:

It's crazy shit and the school board members responsible for this tyranny should be in jail for life.  I read a time magazine article about it a few months ago too.  It was sickening.  If you weren't aware of this, you are now, and that in itself is pretty important.  I implore you all to take a good look at your school board and vote god damnit.  This is one of the most important issues in the US today and yet we simply allow our children to become ever less intelligent.  This will catch up with us.  We've gotten so used to our cushy position as the worlds superpower but I fear that will be lost due to our absolutely terrible education system.

It's literally a state sanctioned effort to rewrite history according to their religious beliefs and they are succeeding. 


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #382928 - 03/13/10 12:25 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

wtf.

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FurrowedBrow said:
It's crazy shit and the school board members responsible for this tyranny should be in jail for life.




THIS.


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #383005 - 03/13/10 03:07 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Dude this is soo fucked up, I'm really pissed off right now


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: volcomstoner]
    #383014 - 03/13/10 03:32 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

were moving to the dark ages once again , nothing you or me can do about it.


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #383016 - 03/13/10 03:41 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

FurrowedBrow said:
I don't know if anyone here follows (or gives a shit, you should!) about the Texas state school board.  But what's been happening over there (and this is nothing new) is very disturbing.  Wake the fuck up texans!  Basically here's what's going on, Texas state is one of the most powerful states when it comes to text books.  The states school board is making decisions like the one made in PA years ago about teaching creationism (or ID, i cant recall) in science classes.  Here's a bit of their decisions from just this past week:

Quote:

The Texas Board of Education has been meeting this week to revise its social studies curriculum. During the past three days, “the board’s far-right faction wielded their power to shape lessons on the civil rights movement, the U.S. free enterprise system and hundreds of other topics”:

    – To avoid exposing students to “transvestites, transsexuals and who knows what else,” the Board struck the curriculum’s reference to “sex and gender as social constructs.”

    – The Board removed Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum, “replacing him with religious right icon John Calvin.”

    – The Board refused to require that “students learn that the Constitution prevents the U.S. government from promoting one religion over all others.”

    – The Board struck the word “democratic” from the description of the U.S. government, instead terming it a “constitutional republic.”

As the nation’s second-largest textbook market, Texas has enormous leverage over publishers, who often “craft their standard textbooks based on the specs of the biggest buyers.” Indeed, as The Washington Monthly has reported, “when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas rarely stays in Texas.”


http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/12/texas-education-board-cuts-thomas-jefferson-out-of-its-textbooks/
Some of the comments on that page are great.  :lol:

It's crazy shit and the school board members responsible for this tyranny should be in jail for life.  I read a time magazine article about it a few months ago too.  It was sickening.  If you weren't aware of this, you are now, and that in itself is pretty important.  I implore you all to take a good look at your school board and vote god damnit.  This is one of the most important issues in the US today and yet we simply allow our children to become ever less intelligent.  This will catch up with us.  We've gotten so used to our cushy position as the worlds superpower but I fear that will be lost due to our absolutely terrible education system.

It's literally a state sanctioned effort to rewrite history according to their religious beliefs and they are succeeding. 



send. this. post. to. your. congressman.

i did :wink:


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: Moonajuana Time]
    #383036 - 03/13/10 04:48 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

i wouldn't recommend that to anyone.  idk what kind of authority congress has over the situation with shitty school board members.  Or are you looking at some other aspect of the issue?


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #383041 - 03/13/10 05:08 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

i meant just make them aware of it. or let them know that you're aware of it. i wouldn't send that exact post :lol:


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #383047 - 03/13/10 05:33 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

god bless texas, bitches.

:finger:


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They should teach african engineering at the college level.  mcgyver 101

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Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: MFDoom666]
    #383054 - 03/13/10 05:54 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

MFDoom666 said:
god bless texas, bitches.

:finger:



Everything's bigger in Texas, especially conservatism.


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: ChillWillis]
    #383055 - 03/13/10 06:00 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

conserve these nuts, son.

:lolsy:


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FurrowedBrow said:

They should teach african engineering at the college level.  mcgyver 101

Harry_Ba11sach said:

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: MFDoom666]
    #383057 - 03/13/10 06:08 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

you have to understand where MFDoom666 is coming from


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Re: Texas - Needs to be messed with.... [Re: MFDoom666]
    #383105 - 03/13/10 09:03 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

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MFDoom666 said:
conserve these nuts, son.

:lolsy:





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