Don’t Mess With Textbooks!

What.

As a former Texan, I just have to say that I am disgusted. These people are indeed rewriting history. I fully intend to find a copy of this thing somewhere online and read it so that I can be sure I know what I’m talking about, but really. Really? Requiring that students be taught about the NRA isn’t “correcting a liberal slant,” it is most definitely adding a conservative one. Cutting out Thomas Jefferson from many mentions of influential philosophical figures? Downplaying religious freedom? The Founding Fathers may have primarily been talking about the right to be Catholic or Protestant, but that was centuries ago and even our precious Founding Fathers were capable of being wrong. Religious freedom is something that I’ve grown up learning as one of the primary tenets of the US as a nation, and not something that a few conservatives down South should be able to influence. Readers, you can be sure that you’ll be hearing more out of me as soon as I’ve found a link to the full alterations.

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One Response to Don’t Mess With Textbooks!

  1. Jenny says:

    On the plus side, it doesn’t affect me. I have to mess with college texts, which aren’t the same as the ones in there as far as I can tell. Yaaaay. Less political bias one way or another on my studies.

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