Texas Board of Education decides to remove Hillary Clinton from public school history curriculum.

By |2018-09-15T07:10:22+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

They say that “history is written by the victors,” and in Texas, that translates to “history is written by the Republicans.”

Courtesy of The Dallas Morning News:

History curriculum in Texas remembers the Alamo but could soon forget Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller.

As part of an effort to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in public schools, the State Board of Education voted Friday to adjust what students in every grade are required to learn in the classroom. Among the changes, board members approved the removal of several historical figures, including Clinton and Keller, from the curriculum.

The board also voted to keep in the curriculum a reference to the “heroism” of the defenders of the Alamo, which had been recommended for elimination, as well as Moses’ influence on the writing of the nation’s founding documents, multiple references to “Judeo-Christian” values and a requirement that students explain how the “Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict” in the Middle East.

So Clinton and Keller are out, but Moses is in?

They also apparently considered removing references to evangelist Billy Graham, but of course, he made the cut. 

Here were the standards the board used to make these changes. 

So why didn’t Clinton, Keller and several dozen other historical figures make the cut?

The Dallas Morning News spoke with two teachers from the group of board-nominated volunteers that made the recommendations. Both said the state required students to learn about so many historical figures that it resulted in rote memorization of dates and names instead of real learning.

The 15-member work group came up with a rubric for grading every historical figure to rank who is “essential” to learn and who isn’t. The formula asked questions like, “Did the person trigger a watershed change”; “Was the person from an underrepresented group”; and “Will their impact stand the test of time?”

Out of 20 points, Keller scored a 7 and Clinton scored a 5. Eliminating Clinton from the requirements will save teachers 30 minutes of instructional time, the work group estimated, and eliminating Keller will save 40 minutes.

Clinton was a First Lady, a Senator, a Secretary of State, and the first female presidential candidate representing one of the two major parties in this country, and SHE is not considered as “essential” for young people to learn about in Texas? 

Jesus fucking Christ! 

Oh, well I’m sure HE is well represented in the history curriculum. 

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20 Comments

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  3. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Students in Texas will no longer be required to learn about the first woman to become a major U.S. political party’s presidential nominee. Hillary Clinton, who also served as a U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and a First Lady (twice) has been eliminated from the State of Texas public schools’ curriculum, after a vote Friday by the State Board of Education.
    The reason?

    The Texas State School Board wants to “streamline” the public schools’ curriculum, and Clinton did not make the cut for “significant political and social leaders,” according to a report in The Dallas Morning News. The Board, comprised of 10 Republicans and five Democrats, decided there are too many historical figures students across several different grades have to learn about.

    Helen Keller was also eliminated, because she “does not best represent the concept of citizenship,” the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills working group advised. “Military and first responders are best represented,” they added.

    The working group also eliminated Baptist Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham from the curriculum, but the Board voted to reinstate him.

    Also eliminated were the biblical figure Moses and his “influence” on the writing of the nation’s founding documents, and “multiple references to ‘Judeo-Christian’ values.” But Moses, his “influence,” and Judeo-Christian values were also restored by the State School Board.

    A final vote will take place in November.

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  11. Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Pretty soon universities are going to be looking at school transcripts and denying admission to those educated by the Texas public school system.

    I wonder how many graduates of Liberty or Oral Roberts University end up unemployed.

    What university wants to deal with “uneducated” freshmen and what employer wants to hire an “uneducated” adult with a so-called degree?

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