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Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:34 PM

 

Texas Just Voted to Erase Hillary Clinton From the History Books

On Friday, the Texas Board of Education voted to eliminate Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the state’s social studies curriculum.

https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/15/texas-just-voted-to-erase-hillary-clinton-from-the-history-books.html

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:36 PM

1. Now if they only release the shit stain in DC

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:38 PM

2. Rome tried that with Carthage 2000 years ago

It didn't work, either.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:38 PM

3. Hellen Keller?!?!?

I recently worked with a lot of blind people and also worked with someone in the deaf-blind community. She was an incredibly inspiring person. This is just dumb.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:42 PM

4. They scared purveyors of FAKE NEWS.. I feel for those Texans

who are into REALITY.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:51 PM

8. Not to worry, Beto will make Texas history by erasing Ted Cruz.

Riding the crest of the Blue Wave🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊

aloha Cha

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Response to oasis (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 05:31 PM

11. I thought of Beto and all our Cyber

buds in Texas fighting for Reality!

Aloha, oasis

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:48 PM

5. Some of the Texas vs Oklahoma scores are missing too.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:49 PM

6. Board of Ed needs some

liberals applying for it.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 10:58 PM

14. UNBELIEVABLE#HillaryClinton was First Lady, senator, Secretary of State, 1st woman nominee of a..



Yes, Reality based people/Liberals need to run for the Board of Education in Texas.

At least Hillary is in good company with Helen Keller and so is Helen Keller.

Skidmore

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:51 PM

7. What? Are you serious?

 

This is so effed up. I can kind of understand why the right-wing nutcases would want to eliminate Hillary, although I think it's pointless, but why Helen Keller?

What is wrong with these people?

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:57 PM

9. Will never work, plus she is President Clinton's wife and a former First Lady

among many other good things. Kinda reminds me from the history books wherein Hilter had the books burned.

These people are educated? Do they believe in education wherein you must hide, erase, omit facts? Some people do not believe that the holocaust happened.

SICK.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 05:08 PM

10. Shaping a new generation's views. They kept Billy Graham.

Speaks volumes that they believe military better represents “the concept of citizenship” than Keller. This purposefully minimizes the fact that engaged and activist citizens can effect change. Keller inspired countless people, including those with disabilities and those without, to advocate for disability rights and full participation in society.
It seems they do not want to give such an example the acknowledgment and influence it is due.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2018/09/14/history-curriculum-texas-remembers-alamo-forgets-hillary-clinton-helen-keller
The 15-member work group came up with a rubric for grading every historical figure to rank who is "essential" to learn and who isn't. The formula asked questions like, "Did the person trigger a watershed change"; "Was the person from an underrepresented group"; and "Will their impact stand the test of time?"

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Neither Poth nor Matthews said she was in the small group that made the decisions about Clinton and Keller. In a note next to the deletion from the third-grade social studies curriculum in which Keller was included in a lesson about "the characteristics of good citizenship," the work group wrote, "Helen Keller does not best represent the concept of citizenship. Military and first responders are best represented."

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 05:42 PM

12. Not from the history books, from the required curriculum. The books won't be revised.

The students affected will still be reading about her, just not tested on her.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 06:04 PM

13. What possible objection could there be...

...to Helen Keller?

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:40 AM

15. Helen Keller??? What do they have against

Helen Keller, she's such an inspiration to so many!

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Response to Raine (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:44 AM

16. Perhaps

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Response to area51 (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 04:24 AM

17. Yes, I bet so

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THANKS for that link! I had forgotten how much she had done, very interesting.

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Response to Raine (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 04:56 AM

18. She could read even though she was blind and deaf

Trump can't read even though he is neither. Republicans don't like to make the comparison.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 04:58 AM

19. I am currently with some friends from Holland

This made the news even in the Netherlands.

It seems that Texas Republicans are hell-bent on making us embarrassments in every corner of the planet.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 12:50 PM

20. They probably voted to keep the GOP manufactured bad stuff.

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