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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Removing Jefferson


The Texas Freedom Network live-blogged the Texas Board of Education meeting to revise its social studies curriculum:

9:30 – Board member Cynthia Dunbar wants to change a standard having students study the impact of Enlightenment ideas on political revolutions from 1750 to the present. She wants to drop the reference to Enlightenment ideas (replacing with "the writings of") and to Thomas Jefferson. She adds Thomas Aquinas and others. Jefferson's ideas, she argues, were based on other political philosophers listed in the standards. We don't buy her argument at all. Board member Bob Craig of Lubbock points out that the curriculum writers clearly wanted to students to study Enlightenment ideas and Jefferson. Could Dunbar's problem be that Jefferson was a Deist? The board approves the amendment, taking Thomas Jefferson OUT of the world history standards.

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At Thu Mar 18, 10:30:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

They better not be leaving out Bush's favorite philosopher.

At Fri Mar 19, 06:11:00 AM, Blogger zencomix said...

What's next, Reagan on the nickel?

At Mon Mar 22, 11:41:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Randal Graves: You mean Test Tube Jeebus? ;o)

Zencomix: Reagan on the nickel? Yeah, maybe a plugged nickel. ;o)

At Tue Mar 23, 05:09:00 AM, Blogger MichaelBains said...

Next thing ya know they'll be painting Thomas Payne as a British Loyalist. {sigh}


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