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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/6581189.html

    Textbooks being written for Texas students appear to lean to the right

    AUSTIN — Texas high school students would learn about such significant individuals and milestones of conservative politics as Newt Gingrich and the rise of the Moral Majority — but nothing about liberals — under the first draft of new standards for public school history textbooks.

    And the side that got left out is very unhappy.

    As it stands, students would get “one-sided, right wing ideology,” said Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, chairman of the House Mexican American Caucus.

    “We ought to be focusing on historical significance and historical figures. It's important that whatever course they take, that it portray a complete view of our history and not a jaded view to suit one's partisan agenda or one's partisan philosophy,” he said.

    The State Board of Education has appointed “review committees” made up largely of active and retired school teachers to draft new social studies curriculum standards as well as six “expert reviewers” to help shape the final document.

    The standards, which the board will decide next spring, will influence new history, civics and geography textbooks.

    The first draft for proposed standards in United States History Studies Since Reconstruction says students should be expected “to identify significant conservative advocacy organizations and individuals, such as Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly and the Moral Majority.”

    Gingrich helped lead House Republicans to their 1994 takeover of Congress and became House speaker. Schlafly founded the conservative Eagle Forum and became a leading opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment aimed at formalizing women's equality with men. The Moral Majority formed in the late 1970s as an evangelical Christian organization that influenced politics and public policy for decades.

    Will it pass muster?
    Whether students will also be exposed to liberal examples from the ebb and flow of American politics is hard to predict. Conservatives form the largest bloc on the 15-member State Board of Education, whose partisan makeup is 10 Republicans and five Democrats.

    David Bradley, R-Beaumont, one of the conservative leaders, figures the current draft will pass a preliminary vote along party lines “once the napalm and smoke clear the room.”

    But not all conservative board members share that view.

    “It is hard to believe that a majority of the writing team would approve of such wording,” said Terri Leo, R-Spring. “It's not even a representative selection of the conservative movement, and it is inappropriate.”

    Advocate for both sides
    Another board conservative, Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio, thinks students should study both sides to “see what the differences are and be able to define those differences.”

    He would add James Dobson's Focus on the Family, conservative talk show host Sean Hannity and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to the list of conservatives. Others have proposed adding talk show host Rush Limbaugh and the National Rifle Association.

    “I think, at the end of the day, we will want the young students to be able to identify what's conservative, what's their advocacy and who are the conservative groups, individuals and leaders. And what is liberal in contrast,” Mercer said.

    Among liberals to include, Mercer would nominate the National Education Association, MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood and the Texas Freedom Network — a group that says it promotes “religious freedom and individual liberties to counter the radical right.”

    “We don't think it's appropriate to be listing groups and people in the standards just because they're conservatives or liberals,” said Kathy Miller, the group's president. “The state board should simply stop putting politics ahead of our kids' education and putting teachers in the position of indoctrinating students with political agendas.”

    The debate will likely intensify in coming months. Two reviewers have recommended that César Chávez, the late farm workers union leader, be removed from history books because they deem him an unworthy role model.

    Board members appoint the review committees and typically choose people who share their philosophies.


    Earlier in the year a panel of 'experts' went to the board to get rid of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Stephen F. Austin, César Chávez, and instead add history about the motivational role the Bible and the Christian faith played in the settling of the original colonies.

    When you go to children with shit like this its called 'indoctrination' or 'brainwashing'. Fucking cults do this, but apparently Texas republicans are ok with this. Fucking idiots. How about we teach history without the political bullshit from both sides.
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    Wouldn't matter one way or the other, as soon as they got to college the leftist brain washing begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Wouldn't matter one way or the other, as soon as they got to college the leftist brain washing begins.
    If you can't think for yourself by 18 then you deserve to be a brainwashed slave.

    But lay off the kids for fucks sake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Wouldn't matter one way or the other, as soon as they got to college the leftist brain washing begins.
    Why is that?

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    Politicians should stay out of education in every way other than to GIVE funding. Not to decide who gets funding, simply to hand money to the education system. Let teachers decide specifics.

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    Hmm, seems that right wing is focusing on the kids and left wing on the adults...Does this tell you something about the doctrines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paralda View Post
    Politicians should stay out of education in every way other than to GIVE funding. Not to decide who gets funding, simply to hand money to the education system. Let teachers decide specifics.
    You're missing the point. This IS the education system doing this, not the government. Its just that in this case the education system is trying to tie party ideology to kids.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Wouldn't matter one way or the other, as soon as they got to college the leftist brain washing begins.
    But it does matter. Kids are far more susceptible to brainwashing than adults are. Having children growing up being fed political propoganda is very scary. Kids should be taught to question and do research, not to blindly follow party lines. (either side)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qikdraw View Post
    You're missing the point. This IS the education system doing this, not the government. Its just that in this case the education system is trying to tie party ideology to kids.
    /facepalm

    The public schools system is government...
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    the kids are beign taught the right ideology , right wing .
    WTF is wrong with that oohh I see *** commies don't want this. Well fuck you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Wouldn't matter one way or the other, as soon as they got to college the leftist brain washing begins.
    It seems someone has already been brainwashed by the public schools!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strangia View Post
    It seems someone has already been brainwashed by the public schools!
    You only say that because you have already been brainwashed by leftist colleges!

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    This is not even the worst thing about Texas Public Schools.

    This is.

    They have basically forced schools to offer "Bible School", but basically left out every other religion. It's not part of the required academic class list... yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Wouldn't matter one way or the other, as soon as they got to college the leftist brain washing begins.
    They're starting much younger. 3rd graders in love w/ Obama for example.

    Qik- why do you get so upset by this shit? You know damn well this is a reaction to the lib bullshit they've been indoctrinating kids with for decades now.

    You are right, they should be learning history, math, science, English. This whole notion of 'social studies' is nothing more than indoctrination bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StainlessSteelRat View Post
    They're starting much younger. 3rd graders in love w/ Obama for example.

    Qik- why do you get so upset by this shit? You know damn well this is a reaction to the lib bullshit they've been indoctrinating kids with for decades now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StainlessSteelRat View Post
    They're starting much younger. 3rd graders in love w/ Obama for example.
    I think its less of that than kids have always been supportive of the president. Bush went to schools, Obama has been, schools send pics and shit to presidents. Its just something schools have done. But they haven't suggested teaching a political agenda before.

    Qik- why do you get so upset by this shit? You know damn well this is a reaction to the lib bullshit they've been indoctrinating kids with for decades now.
    In what way?

    You are right, they should be learning history, math, science, English. This whole notion of 'social studies' is nothing more than indoctrination bullshit.
    Music and gym should be in as well. Studies have shown that kids learning music helps them get better grades, and gym cause kids are too fat. But I agree with you we should be pushing our kids in real education not bullshit.

    We also need to raise the level of our education. Kids in other countries are learning far more than our kids. Its from parents not liking their kids aren't smart and need to be held back a year. I won't even say its from bleeding heart liberals, cause I've heard the same things from hard core republicans. Its gotten so bad we praise mediocracty. WTF is with that? We've allowed our education to be watered down and this is really bad for the future of America.
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