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Old 01-04-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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How a group of Texas conservatives is rewriting your kids’ textbooks.


http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/fea...001.blake.html

Intermingling church and state until there is no difference....you can thank Texas. Seriously, this is so wrong. Just another example of how the almighty dollar will buy anything - even at the cost of education.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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“This critical-thinking stuff is gobbledygook”

That dude would fit right in on this board...

Anyway, if this is "influence", I'm not too worried. But if they start publishing "Science" books with pictures of Noah riding around on a Dinosaur, then we really have a problem.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:36 PM   #3
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The quotes in that article are endless - this one jumped out too - "The way I evaluate history textbooks is first I see how they cover Christianity and Israel. Then I see how they treat Ronald Reagan—he needs to get credit for saving the world from communism and for the good economy over the last twenty years because he lowered taxes.” The most important parts of any textbook...Gobbledygook!

I think that's the direction they're going here. Texas holds the most sway in granting national contracts and in such a competitive environment the publishers will "do anything" to get those contracts. The fact that the publishers are automatically leaving out key facts just to have a shot at the bidding shows how far this could go.
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You got me on this one Lefty! The title had me thinking you were going to say something about the revisionist "history" being "taught" in public "schools" and the hallowed halls of "higher education" over the last 50 years, and coming from you, that seemed strange.
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You got me on this one Lefty! The title had me thinking you were going to say something about the revisionist "history" being "taught" in public "schools" and the hallowed halls of "higher education" over the last 50 years, and coming from you, that seemed strange.
Bingo brother.

Lefty is a bit one-sided and myopic so this little piece has more relevance to lefty than the big picture....

Sorry lefty, had to get that jab in.
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“This critical-thinking stuff is gobbledygook”

That dude would fit right in on this board...

Anyway, if this is "influence", I'm not too worried. But if they start publishing "Science" books with pictures of Noah riding around on a Dinosaur, then we really have a problem.
So critical thinking means agreeing with you? How is that critical thinking?
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Bingo brother.

Lefty is a bit one-sided and myopic so this little piece has more relevance to lefty than the big picture....

Sorry lefty, had to get that jab in.
Don't sweat it - being one of the rare non-ultra conservatives who post here, I can see how you would feel that way - In my world, I'm just a little left of center. Never thought of myself as one-sided or myopic though.
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How a group of Texas conservatives is rewriting your kids’ textbooks.


http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/fea...001.blake.html

Intermingling church and state until there is no difference....you can thank Texas. Seriously, this is so wrong. Just another example of how the almighty dollar will buy anything - even at the cost of education.
Then you should love this thread....


http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=44708
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Don't sweat it - being one of the rare non-ultra conservatives who post here, I can see how you would feel that way - In my world, I'm just a little left of center. Never thought of myself as one-sided or myopic though.

I've been to New Mexico, I can see how you could think yourself just a little left of center.


I used to LOVE to go to Glorietta New Mexico, just outside of Santa Fe.
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Then you should love this thread....

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=44708
Recommended reading is much different than required reading (textbooks). Anything else?

Preacher - actually New Mexico is a "purple state" - so in fact, it's right down the middle. It's not nearly as liberal as people think for some reason. On this board, this uber-conservative board, I'm an anomoly. Go figure! I've been to Glorieta a few times for work, nice place.
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