For Those Who Don't Think That Texas Is 'Right Wing' Enough ...
Well, the far Right legislators in that state have now rewritten the school curriculum for all students. What they have eliminated and what they have inserted is pretty shocking:
-Study of Thomas Jefferson is removed and lengthy study of religious right icon John Calvin has been inserted.
-The State Curriculum Board refused to require that "students learn that the Constitution prevents the U.S. government from promoting one religion over all others."
-Included are new subjects on "American exceptionalism" and the 'U.S. free enterprise system', teaching that the system thrives best when free from any government intervention.
-The names or references to important Hispanic Texans throughout history also were denied, includng one Democrat amendment that would have taught that Tejanos (Texans of Mexican ancestry) died at the Alamo alongside Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.
-Another amendment deleted a requirement that sociology students learn how institutional racism was practiced or is evident in American society.