Thursday, September 13, 2018

Texas SBoE's ENTIRE Social Studies "Streamlining" process is BAD NEWS and needs to DIE

"Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct."
Hebrews 13:7

On Tuesday, we discussed the latest Alamo controversy at the State Board of Education.  In discussing it with sources, however, we've realized that the problems run MUCH deeper than that.  The bureaucrats are trying to gut Texas' social studies standards.

In 2010, the State Board of Education adopted new, high quality, social studies standards.  It was wildly controversial.  The national left has, literally, made movies about this process.  The "streamlined" standards eviscerate that good work.

Texas Values has more:
Yesterday, Texas Values testified at the State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting in support of continuing to teach about our Judeo-Christian heritage, the First Amendment, the Declaration of Independence, and the heroic defenders at the Alamo. 
The rest of this week, the SBOE will continue discussing and begin voting today and Friday on accepting or rejecting the outrageous recommendations by an unelected work group to transform the education standards in social studies and history. These changes would impact millions of Texas students in public schools. 
The recommendations include removing the word “heroic” when describing the defenders of the Alamo, removing all references to our Judeo-Christian heritage including completely removing Moses, the role Christianity played in the American founding, religious motives for establishment of the 13 English Colonies, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, and many, many more key elements of history.
That being said, even Texas Values only scratches the surface of everything wrong with these "streamlined" standards.

Don't believe us?!?  Check them out yourself.

High school:

Middle School:

Elementary School:

Bottom Line:  Honestly, the Alamo controversy was a blessing in disguise.  It was so outrageous that it got people paying attention.  But the problems with these so-called "streamlined" standards goes FAR beyond the Alamo....

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