Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Set education back 50 years, sounds good to me!

The Texas text book battler rages on with California already prohibiting any text book approved in Texas.  Well that's open mindedness at it's finest and call me silly, but wouldn't you wait to see what's in the books before banning them?  Just a thought.  The bigger issue seems to be since when is ok in the U.S. to ban any books?  What's next for California, book burning parties?  I'm at a loss as to how California started going down this dangerous road.  This I shall have to ponder.....
The good news is that given our failing public school systems of today, I have blogged in the past that maybe we should take our school system back a couple of years.  Given California's statements on the Texas text books thus far, I could be getting my wish.  Looks like we are finally back on the right track then if California and the ACLU already don't like the yet to be finalized or published Texas text books.  Can we roll back a lot of the school taxes as well?  More money has obviously not been the answer, so let's roll back funding to the 1950's level. Ha.  God Bless Texas!
**Part of the story**
In California, a key state Senate Committee passed a bill Tuesday designed to prohibit any textbook approved in Texas to be used in the Golden State.
"While some Texas politicians may want to set their educational standards back 50 years, California should not be subject to their backward curriculum changes," said Leland Yee, D-San Francisco.  "The alterations and fallacies made by these extremist conservatives are offensive to our communities and inaccurate of our nation's diverse history.  Our kids should be provided an education based on facts and that embraces our multicultural nation."


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