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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yes, but not because of the actions of Abraham Lincoln. When talking about the Civil War, no one even knows of John Breckinridge
    I knew John Breckinridge.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Eh, Texas do your worst. American history is taught so badly as it is in this country that it will be hard for them to make it any worse.

    And as I suspected:

    The distinction has no impact on classroom time because teachers make their own plans, but teachers are guided by the board's standards, so could emphasize or de-emphasize historical figures in class depending on what the board says.
    Must-know figures could change for Texas students - Kansas City Star

    It's like Kansas.
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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.
    As long as they focus on Conservatives and learn the Conservative message it's OK.

    If/when they have to learn the Liberal message I'll have a problem with such changes.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    As long as they focus on Conservatives and learn the Conservative message it's OK.

    If/when they have to learn the Liberal message I'll have a problem with such changes.
    Ever thought maybe to let them choose themselves instead of indoctrinating them?

    Seriously, it was not long ago.. in fact a week ago, that conservatives were all up in arms for Obama trying to "indoctrinate" their children with his values, and yet here you have 2 states that are forcing right wing indoctrination down the throats of children and young people, instead of letting these young people decide for themselves..

    talk about hypocrisy.... gezzz
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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Ever thought maybe to let them choose themselves instead of indoctrinating them?

    Seriously, it was not long ago.. in fact a week ago, that conservatives were all up in arms for Obama trying to "indoctrinate" their children with his values, and yet here you have 2 states that are forcing right wing indoctrination down the throats of children and young people, instead of letting these young people decide for themselves..

    talk about hypocrisy.... gezzz
    "Right wing indoctrination"

    You really have no clue what you're talking about.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Ever thought maybe to let them choose themselves instead of indoctrinating them?

    Seriously, it was not long ago.. in fact a week ago, that conservatives were all up in arms for Obama trying to "indoctrinate" their children with his values, and yet here you have 2 states that are forcing right wing indoctrination down the throats of children and young people, instead of letting these young people decide for themselves..

    talk about hypocrisy.... gezzz

    I would rather teach them the historical facts; ones that actually exist, not the ones that revisionist Libbo historians have chosen.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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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.
    So, you've been worring about it for the last 40 years or so - right?

    Can anyone tell me what wrong with describing the US as a republic rather than a democracy?

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    they probably think that teaching that the world is round and not flat is a compromise to liberals.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Ever thought maybe to let them choose themselves instead of indoctrinating them?
    I have, and I think liberalism should be all but eradicated. We will still need a few token kooks so that we never forget why we avoid liberalism, but other than that liberalism should be put down like a dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Seriously, it was not long ago.. in fact a week ago, that conservatives were all up in arms for Obama trying to "indoctrinate" their children with his values, and yet here you have 2 states that are forcing right wing indoctrination down the throats of children and young people, instead of letting these young people decide for themselves.
    You're confusing "conservative" with "republican".

    Liberal republicans want religion taught in the classroom.

    Liberal democrats want how-to sex-ed in kindergarten.

    It is always conservative democrats and conservative republicans who compromise the fastest and come to the most reasonable agreements.

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    Re: Must-know figures could change for Texas students

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I would rather teach them the historical facts; ones that actually exist, not the ones that revisionist Libbo historians have chosen.
    Only liberals try to revise history.

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