Quotes of the Day — Texas Social Studies Standards

They can just pretend this is a white America and Hispanics don’t exist…They are going overboard, they are not experts, they are not historians, They are rewriting history, not only of Texas but of the United States and the world.

Mary Helen Berlanga, Member of Texas State Board of Education who “stormed out” of the meeting where the new standards were passed.

Today the Texas State Board of Education voted to reject an amendment to social studies curriculum standards that would require students to learn that the nation’s Founders “protected religious freedom by barring government from promoting or disfavoring any particular religion over all others.”

Texas Freedom Network

There were no historians, sociologists or economists consulted at the meetings, though some members of the conservative bloc held themselves out as experts on certain topics.

James C. McKinley Jr., in the New York Times.

You can review the standards and amendments offered at the Texas Council for the Social Studies (all the ones proposed are there, I assume that it will be updated to reflect the meeting today).

Thomas J. Mertz

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