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Texas school board to rewrite history

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Texas Conservatives Win Vote on Textbook Standards - NYTimes.com

In recent years, board members have been locked in an ideological battle between a bloc of conservatives who question Darwin’s theory of evolution and believe the Founding Fathers were guided by Christian principles, and a handful of Democrats and moderate Republicans who have fought to preserve the teaching of Darwinism and the separation of church and state.

I especially find this comment ridiculous
“History has already been skewed. Academia is skewed too far to the left.”

Hmm, ever think that its not being skewed at all, its just that reality is more liberal. It's absurd to change history to suit politics, what a stupid stupid move IMO, but it is Texas,.
 
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Dr. McLeroy, a dentist by training, pushed through a change to the teaching of the civil rights movement to ensure that students study the violent philosophy of the Black Panthers in addition to the nonviolent approach of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He also made sure that textbooks would mention the votes in Congress on civil rights legislation, which Republicans supported.

Are they also going to teach the widespread violence of christians and white people in general also?
 
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Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)

Cut Thomas Jefferson, one of the key figures in the beginning of this country. wHat a joke
 

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Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)

Cut Thomas Jefferson, one of the key figures in the beginning of this country. wHat a joke

So they are cutting the Declaration of Independence too? What a bunch of idiots....they can't secede soon enough, IMO.
 
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Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)
Cut Thomas Jefferson, one of the key figures in the beginning of this country. wHat a joke
What did Jefferson ever have to do with anything? :rolleyes:


Do they say the socialist pledge of allegiance?
 

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It is a sad case of a handful of nut jobs pushing their beliefs on the kids of Texas. None of these fools are historians.

Thankfully, Dr. McLeroy, the dentist, was defeated in the recent elections. Unfortunately, he still has the rest of the year to muck things up
 

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Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)

Cut Thomas Jefferson, one of the key figures in the beginning of this country. wHat a joke

So they are cutting the Declaration of Independence too? What a bunch of idiots....they can't secede soon enough, IMO.

The "big one" can't come quick enough, put that dump called Southern California in the Pacific.
 
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Texas Conservatives Win Vote on Textbook Standards - NYTimes.com

In recent years, board members have been locked in an ideological battle between a bloc of conservatives who question Darwin’s theory of evolution and believe the Founding Fathers were guided by Christian principles, and a handful of Democrats and moderate Republicans who have fought to preserve the teaching of Darwinism and the separation of church and state.

I especially find this comment ridiculous
“History has already been skewed. Academia is skewed too far to the left.”

Hmm, ever think that its not being skewed at all, its just that reality is more liberal. It's absurd to change history to suit politics, what a stupid stupid move IMO, but it is Texas,.

Gee, a ridiculously biased article by the nimrods at the New York Times......... are they still in business?
 

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Texas Conservatives Win Vote on Textbook Standards - NYTimes.com

In recent years, board members have been locked in an ideological battle between a bloc of conservatives who question Darwin’s theory of evolution and believe the Founding Fathers were guided by Christian principles, and a handful of Democrats and moderate Republicans who have fought to preserve the teaching of Darwinism and the separation of church and state.

I especially find this comment ridiculous
“History has already been skewed. Academia is skewed too far to the left.”

Hmm, ever think that its not being skewed at all, its just that reality is more liberal. It's absurd to change history to suit politics, what a stupid stupid move IMO, but it is Texas,.

Gee, a ridiculously biased article by the nimrods at the New York Times......... are they still in business?

You don't like what the article says so you claim bias? The article is correct, but if you don't like it google the issue and read what the Texas newspapers are writing. They are even more critical.

Like I said the lead guy Dr. McLeroy lost his re-election bid just a few weeks ago as did three of his group that just passed this silliness.
 

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It doesn't matter if it is biased or not for two reasons:

1) Its THEIR schools that the parents of that state send THEIR kids to so they have whatever right to teach their kids whatever they want. Its not like Texas is demanding Wyoming to teach the same thing.

2) The question of bias is irrelevant because the information only has to be FACTUALLY CORRECT. Did we not forget that history has to be truthful?

I don't know what is your guy's problems sometimes. Many of the founders, as well as the people who lived at the time were religious so why should that be hidden from the history books. Would this really be an issue to anyone if this was a private education setting like a private school or home school?
 

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So they are cutting the Declaration of Independence too? What a bunch of idiots....they can't secede soon enough, IMO.

The "big one" can't come quick enough, put that dump called Southern California in the Pacific.

LOL...don't know much about how our faults move, do you? :lol::lol::lol:

I lived above the San Andreas Fault in San Bernardino during the late sixties/early seventies, my bed moved across the room during the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. I know enough about faults to know that I wouldn't live in that shit hole half of the state ever again. Yea, I know, It isn't going to drop off into the ocean, that's not how faults move, just repeating the bullshit that has been said for years. Kind of like you and the whole Texas succession bull shit.
I would be in favor of offering all of Southern California to the Mexicans around the country, put a wall around it and never look back.
 

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It is a sad case of a handful of nut jobs pushing their beliefs on the kids of Texas. None of these fools are historians.

Thankfully, Dr. McLeroy, the dentist, was defeated in the recent elections. Unfortunately, he still has the rest of the year to muck things up

The parents of that state elected public officials to decide what is being taught. They made that decision in the political process. Why do you have such a problem with parents deciding what their kids learn? Don't you think it is the parent's right to pass on knowledge from one generation to the next as they see fit?
 

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The "big one" can't come quick enough, put that dump called Southern California in the Pacific.

LOL...don't know much about how our faults move, do you? :lol::lol::lol:

I lived above the San Andreas Fault in San Bernardino during the late sixties/early seventies, my bed moved across the room during the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. I know enough about faults to know that I wouldn't live in that shit hole half of the state ever again. Yea, I know, It isn't going to drop off into the ocean, that's not how faults move, just repeating the bullshit that has been said for years. Kind of like you and the whole Texas succession bull shit.
I would be in favor of offering all of Southern California to the Mexicans around the country, put a wall around it and never look back.

I guess you really don't like that place.
 
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Texas Conservatives Win Vote on Textbook Standards - NYTimes.com

In recent years, board members have been locked in an ideological battle between a bloc of conservatives who question Darwin’s theory of evolution and believe the Founding Fathers were guided by Christian principles, and a handful of Democrats and moderate Republicans who have fought to preserve the teaching of Darwinism and the separation of church and state.

I especially find this comment ridiculous
“History has already been skewed. Academia is skewed too far to the left.”

Hmm, ever think that its not being skewed at all, its just that reality is more liberal. It's absurd to change history to suit politics, what a stupid stupid move IMO, but it is Texas,.

Gee, a ridiculously biased article by the nimrods at the New York Times......... are they still in business?

Yeah, great response. They just reported the facts of the texas school board, how is that "biased"? and NYTimes is a prestigious paper. But I know, anything conservatives disagree with must be biased bullshit
 

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It doesn't matter if it is biased or not for two reasons:

1) Its THEIR schools that the parents of that state send THEIR kids to so they have whatever right to teach their kids whatever they want. Its not like Texas is demanding Wyoming to teach the same thing.

2) The question of bias is irrelevant because the information only has to be FACTUALLY CORRECT. Did we not forget that history has to be truthful?

I don't know what is your guy's problems sometimes. Many of the founders, as well as the people who lived at the time were religious so why should that be hidden from the history books. Would this really be an issue to anyone if this was a private education setting like a private school or home school?

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Texans are doing what should have been done long ago. School books were hijacked by liberal do-goodism for decades - with an inherent anti-American slant contained therein.

Of this I know well - I have been deep in the pit of school textbook publication, and it is a most sordid and scandal-ridden world indeed!

Well done Texas - and given its influence on use of textbooks nationwide - this will hopefully initiate a much needed revision of the long standing liberal plague that has infested our public school text books...
 

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I especially find this comment ridiculous


Hmm, ever think that its not being skewed at all, its just that reality is more liberal. It's absurd to change history to suit politics, what a stupid stupid move IMO, but it is Texas,.

Gee, a ridiculously biased article by the nimrods at the New York Times......... are they still in business?

Yeah, great response. They just reported the facts of the texas school board, how is that "biased"? and NYTimes is a prestigious paper. But I know, anything conservatives disagree with must be biased bullshit

Generally the bias comes in the presentation like "look how bad they are for teaching kids about the founding fathers" vs "the state of Texas is now putting curriculum about the founding fathers in it".
 
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Texas school board to rewrite history
You really COULD pull your finger out of your ass and look around, pissant titmouse, perchance to see there's already a thread on this.

http://www.usmessageboard.com/current-events/109004-dont-mess-with-texas.html

Not that I really care, it just shows you don't bother reading.

NIce troll post asshole.

Sorry I'm not a loser who scours every single thread on the forum to see what is/isn't posted and click on every single link to read every single thread.

Go troll bait someone else
 
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Gee, a ridiculously biased article by the nimrods at the New York Times......... are they still in business?

Yeah, great response. They just reported the facts of the texas school board, how is that "biased"? and NYTimes is a prestigious paper. But I know, anything conservatives disagree with must be biased bullshit

Generally the bias comes in the presentation like "look how bad they are for teaching kids about the founding fathers" vs "the state of Texas is now putting curriculum about the founding fathers in it".

apparently you didn't read the article. THere was quotes from people who supported this and those from those that do not. This was not an opinion piece
 

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