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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Um, USA was founded as a Constitutional Republic.

    I guess if that fact gets out you socialists are pretty screwed, eh?


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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Have you ever read a history textbook. Most are biased, especially with 20th century history.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    That article speaks the truth.
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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I worry for this country when deciding who should be in history and social study books becomes a partisan issue.
    That's kinda what happens when you turn it over to the government. Shouldn't be much of a surprise I wouldn't think.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I will write my State Board of Education (Texas) over this.
    In what way if I might ask?

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It has been for a long time.
    Yeah, I know. The article says this comes up periodically. This is just the first time I have really been made aware of it, and it saddens me.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Why Newt Gingrich and Phyllis Shaffley? As much as I agree with them on most issues, they don't become important enough "figures" for me to be in a social studies class untill AFTER they..well...you know...become "history".

    Also, the US is a republic, and according to research, is reffered to as such in other states. so I don't see how that as an issue.
    Newt I understand, but Shaffley makes no sense to me.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Newt I understand, but Shaffley makes no sense to me.
    Nah, I wouldn't have Newt in there unless you want to discuss the historical nature of the Contract with America or something.
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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Schfly was the biggest figure in convincing people to shoot down the Equal Rights Amendment in the late 1970s. Showing Right wingers in American history isn't that big a deal. Virtually all US History texbooks feature the Progressive Movement and the New Deal quite prominently.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Schfly was the biggest figure in convincing people to shoot down the Equal Rights Amendment in the late 1970s. Showing Right wingers in American history isn't that big a deal. Virtually all US History texbooks feature the Progressive Movement and the New Deal quite prominently.
    Ya but the Progressive Movement and the New Deal actually CHANGED things, and thus were an important part of history. I think it's much more difficult to point to someone like Phyllis Schaffley and claim her as an important historical figure because she helped preserve the status quo.
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