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originally posted by: tiredoflooking
a reply to: howtonhawky
Hey, wait up.
The wall around the sun has NOTHING to do with Mexicans.
Look, the border flows are all about human slave labour and lots of those humans are now coming from all over the world.
Humans should not be currency.
Drugs and guns need to stop too.
And space aliens, because those are THE WORST.
originally posted by: [/post]
a reply to: crankyoldman
Whats so bad you literally have to fake Aliens to make people stop caring?
As part of an effort to "streamline" the social studies curriculum in Texas, the State Board of Education voted on Friday to change what students in every grade are required to learn in the classroom. They approved the removal of several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller.
The board also voted to add back into the curriculum a reference to the "heroism" of the defenders of the Alamo, which had been recommended for elimination, as well as Moses' influence on the writing of the founding documents, multiple references to "Judeo-Christian" values and a requirement that students explain how the "Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict" in the Middle East.
So why didn't Clinton, Keller and several dozen other historical figures make the cut?
The Dallas Morning News spoke with two teachers who sat on a group of board-nominated volunteers that made the recommendations, which the board can accept or reject. Both said the state requires students to learn too many historical figures, so the kids fall back on rote memorization of dates and names instead of real learning.
That 15-member volunteer work group came up with a rubric for grading every historical figure to find of who is "essential" to learn and who wasn't. They asked questions like, Did the person trigger a watershed change? Was the person from an underrepresented group? Will their impact stand the test of time?
Out of 20 points, Keller scored a 7. Out of 21 points, Clinton scored a 5.
originally posted by: Sabrechucker
This whole article seems odd