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If you know anything about the campaign of the NC govenor, then you know she promised she would protect the schools from loss. Within her first year she raided the "Education Lottery" to balance the budget(a yearly balanced budget is in NC's constitution), which is illegal. Then she appointed a her lackey as an over-site to a board elected State Superintendant, so her budget cuts would be followed. All of which smacks of horrible leadership and terrible decision making.
Originally posted by guillotinegleam
I searched and could not find any post relating to this, however if i missed one, MODS please feel free to remove this.
(March 12) -- Widely regarded as one of the most important of all the founding fathers of the United States, Thomas Jefferson received a demotion of sorts Friday thanks to the Texas Board of Education. The board voted to enact new teaching standards for history and social studies that will alter which material gets included in school textbooks. It decided to drop Jefferson from a world history section devoted to great political thinkers.
Texas has decided that Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important men in American history, is no longer considered a great political thinker. Gotta love Texas, eh?
Originally posted by babybunnies
Of course they don't want to teach about the founding fathers in Texas or anywhere else. I would think that Texas is just the beginning.
If they were to teach about the founding fathers, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, then people might discover things about guaranteed rights and freedoms that they never knew.
It's similar in school in Britain. When I was in school, nothing at all was taught about the Magna Carta, other than the fact that it was signed by King John in 1215. Nothing about the content or why it was signed.
When you start looking into these documents, you really discover your rights, but you also discover your responsibilities, and most people want to ignore these.
If the population was to be educated about their history, they would REALLY start questioning what was going on today.
[edit on 15-3-2010 by babybunnies]