Texas Conservatives Look to Rewrite History

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/us/politics/11texas.html?th&emc=th

I especially found interesting this paragraph:

There have also been efforts among conservatives on the board to tweak the history of the civil rights movement. One amendment states that the movement created “unrealistic expectations of equal outcomes” among minorities. Another proposed change removes any reference to race, sex or religion in talking about how different groups have contributed to the national identity.

Will the chapter in question actually use the word “uppity”?

I’m sure some texts are unnecessarily liberal, academia tending to be more liberal than the US population as a whole.  But I would hate to go too far the other way of course.  Just tell history narratively and the kids will shade in their own opinions.

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One Response to “Texas Conservatives Look to Rewrite History”

  1. Nick Says:

    Let me put into context how far detached from reality the Texas education board is. Its most outspoken member just lost the GOP primary for being too conservative. In Texas.

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