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Texas Textbooks Battle is Actually an American War

ideonexus (1257332) writes | more than 4 years ago

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ideonexus (1257332) writes "I've been lackadaisical when it comes to following stories about Texas schoolboard attempts to slip creationism into Biology textbooks, dismissing the stories as just "dumbass Texans," but what I didn't realize is that Texas schoolbooks set the standard for the rest of the country, and it's not just Creationism that this Christian coalition is attempting to bring into schoolbooks, but a full frontal assault on history, politics, and the humanities that exploits the fact that final decisions are being made by a school board completely academically unqualified to make informed evaluations of the changes these lobbyists propose. This evangelical lobby has successfully had references to the American Constitution as a "living document," as textbooks have defined it since the 1950s, removed in favor of an "enduring Constitution" not subject to change, as well as attempting to over-emphasize the role Christianity played in the founding of America. The leaders of these efforts outright admit they are attempting to redefine the way our children understand the political landscape so that, when they grow up, they will have preconceived notions of the American political system that favor their evangelical Christian goals."
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Isn't it the same with any political view? (1)

Erioll (229536) | more than 4 years ago | (#31115344)

The leaders of these efforts outright admit they are attempting to redefine the way our children understand the political landscape so that, when they grow up, they will have preconceived notions of the American political system that favor their evangelical Christian goals.

Isn't this essentially what anybody writing something that even might have to do with politics wants? You want those you teach to hold a perspective that corresponds with your own beliefs. Hence why are people so blase about "education" and the content thereof, but are so afraid of "re-education"? They're the same thing, just one has a blank slate first.

Basically, you can't blame these people for wanting to advance their goals. You CAN blame them if you disagree with such goals though.

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