Monday, September 21, 2009

Texas State History Standards

The crazy is heating up over the new Texas history textbook adoption standards. This is important because Texas is such a huge market that publishers will likely kow-tow to whatever the state decides. This means that a bunch of right-wing yahoos in Texas control history textbooks in the nation's public schools. Isn't that great!!!

Anyway, I'm going to try and cover this closely over the next weeks and months. We see today that conservatives are again pushing the argument that Thurgood Marshall and Cesar Chavez are not worthy of being taught. Certainly not as important as Newt Gingrich. Seriously, this is what some are arguing. At least progressives are fighting back.