*Texas has become the centerpiece for conservative education and a downward spiral in the fight for a decent education in America. America is on fire with the debate over funding cuts to education. But, there are other issues in education slipping under the radar.
Members of the Texas board of education are re-writing history by making sure that their students will be offered a slanted and/or distorted presentation of African Americans and Hispanics contributions to the progress of the U.S….among other lapses in information.
According to the New York Times, last Friday, the Texas Board of Education, in one vote, changed the social studies curriculum to reflect a glorified conservative view of American capitalism and its dominance over every aspect of human development in the world. (more…)