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Texas board votes to eliminate Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum

Texas board votes to eliminate Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum

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  • Streamling at what cost? American students are NOT among the best educated without eliminating current events. We have seen what limiting or eliminating art, music and phys ed have provided.

  • Would love to have read this article but unfortunately I am in the EU right now & it is blocked. I have some experience with textbook selection & it is a complex process. We even had to consider the weight of the books along with cost & content. The headline suggests gender bias but I know when we were

    Would love to have read this article but unfortunately I am in the EU right now & it is blocked. I have some experience with textbook selection & it is a complex process. We even had to consider the weight of the books along with cost & content. The headline suggests gender bias but I know when we were looking at history texts we expected a real range of diversity including the many ethnic groups represented in Texas. I must say that I am not sure Hilary's impact has had enough time to be evaluated. Is she more important than Shirley Chism (sp?) or Rosa Parks for example? Life is full of choices & textbook committees (especially social studies) have a lot of unpleasant ones.

  • Don’t like it? Don’t send your kids to public indoctrination centers. My oldest is in public school(not my choice). This year he’s taking American government and it’s unbelievable how many things that are taught that are just wrong. From not only a historical aspect but from the ideal of pursuit of liberty

    Don’t like it? Don’t send your kids to public indoctrination centers. My oldest is in public school(not my choice). This year he’s taking American government and it’s unbelievable how many things that are taught that are just wrong. From not only a historical aspect but from the ideal of pursuit of liberty on behalf of the individual. Teach your children the right things do not rely on others to do it.

  • Texas and other states have been manipulating how history is presented for a very long time. If you look at how, what , who they vote for, and who they allow to vote, then you might SEE what their ambitions are.

  • No reason to include Hillary as subject matter for the kids as I am sure Texas folks (and Fox) talk about her and her emails daily. Alternative facts. But not Helen Keller! Unbelievable.

  • Schools are responsible for teaching an unprecedented amount of information. But there is no question that a child's primary source of education comes from home. Long story short, if you're an informed, civilized parent, then your children will likely be the same, at least to a certain extent.

    No, I

    Schools are responsible for teaching an unprecedented amount of information. But there is no question that a child's primary source of education comes from home. Long story short, if you're an informed, civilized parent, then your children will likely be the same, at least to a certain extent.

    No, I do not think Hillary Clinton is a prominent historical figure. At least, not yet. It was only a few years ago that she really secured the national spotlight. Before that, she was the First Lady, but I don't think many of those have made it into "mandatory" curriculum. Still, I will admit that her nomination alone is enough to warrant a spot in the history books. Just maybe not in children education.

    In any case, I was mainly disturbed by the apparent removal of Thomas Hobbs. I mean, is that a joke? As much as I disagree with most of his Philosophy, he is absolutely a must-read if you're to understand modern government and modern politics.

  • When I was studying history at school, I don’t think we studied anything more recent than about 50 years ago. Any newer than that and it isn’t really “history” quite yet...Clinton is still news for sure...not history yet. Having said that, the process they use looks pretty solid to me...apart from the

    When I was studying history at school, I don’t think we studied anything more recent than about 50 years ago. Any newer than that and it isn’t really “history” quite yet...Clinton is still news for sure...not history yet. Having said that, the process they use looks pretty solid to me...apart from the part where they talk about Christian heritage and the Alamo as being untouchable in Texas.

  • With so much credible information online why do school systems waste their money on books like this anyway?