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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:15 PM
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Yes! Texas History Education Standards Receive Dismal Reviews In Recent Report


The report notes that the Fordham Institute gave the state's history standards a grade of "D," calling it a "politicized distortion of history," that is "both unwieldy and troubling" while "offering misrepresentations at every turn."

These misrepresentations, Erekson writes, include excluding Native Americans from the standards curriculum until recently and citing states' rights as a cause of the Civil War when Texas did not cite it in their historical "Declaration of Causes."

The Texas State Board of Education last May adopted its most recent social studies and history curriculum that revises its teachings of the rationale for the separation of church and state, among hundreds of other topics. The curriculum underwent a contentious monthslong revision process, and will be used in Texas for the next 10 years.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/texas-history-education-s_n_1089181.html
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:19 PM
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1. A hallmark of authoritarian societies: rewriting history to buttress current social/political agenda
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:31 PM
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2. Is this one more reason to be proud?
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