The State Board of Education in Texas has proposed some rather interesting cuts to the their social studies curriculum.
In an effort to "streamline" the high school social studies curriculum, Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major party, has been dropped from the list, alongside Barry Goldwater and Helen Keller.
That's right - Texas is trying to erase Hillary Clinton from history.
From the Austin American-Statesman:
(Chairwoman Donna) Bahorich said the committees used a fair rubric to assess the importance of these figures in social studies curriculum, measuring among other things their influence, their impact on underrepresented groups and whether they represented diverse perspectives. Clinton scored a five out of 21, Goldwater a zero and Keller a seven.
One thing that did make the cut? Softening the language on slavery being the cause of the Civil War.
Cutting Hillary from the high school curriculum will save teachers half an hour of instruction time. Oh, and an interesting note about that "fair rubric." The late Reverend Billy Graham scored a 4, marking him for deletion.
The committee put him back in.
Texas board votes to eliminate Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum [Lauren McGaughey/Dallas Morning News][Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP]
The Boston Globe: ” After teasing it for months, President Trump is officially declaring the US-Mexico border a ‘‘national emergency,’’ which will allow him to circumvent Congress’s constitutional powers to control spending and divert federal funds toward his much ballyhooed border wall.” Congressman Ted Lieu: Why didn't @realDonaldTrump declare a national emergency 35 days ago, […]
“They can’t hug [their own siblings] goodbye. If they do, they’re told they will be written up and it could affect their immigration case.”
The ultimate American politician and conspiracist is dead—at least according to Twitter. It’s hard to know where to begin, really. This video summarizes LaRouche’s thoughts on Walter Mondale and is as good a place as any to start. The waters run deep and wide; I cannot but suspect Prince Philip is pleased to outlive him. […]
What do Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google all have in common? Somewhere in their framework, they all use MySQL, that most versatile (and free!) of database management systems. And they’re not alone. If your company or the one you’d like to work for wrangles data (and who doesn’t?), they’re going to need someone with a […]
There’s a reason you’re hearing about the gig economy in every other business story these days. More than ever, people are finding income from more than one source. And if you find the right one, a side hustle can do more than just pad your pockets – it can allow you to finally get paid […]
High-def cameras are available to anyone and for much less than they were just a decade ago. Even the phones in our pockets can be used to shoot and edit short films. It’s never been easier to be a filmmaker, providing you have the technique. Enter the Film & Cinematography Mastery Bundle, an online boot […]