This is what happens when you let people guided by their arrogant certainty in the existence of their magical sky wizard affect curriculum.
Texas – in the business of raising biased, ignorant children just like Ma and Pa.
Agreed. The problem is, since Texas buys more textbooks than any state except California or New York, publishers have to make them palatable to Texans.
That, of course, means they can’t mention evolution, global warming or the probability that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
Since those are the textbooks being published in greatest bulk (and therefore more cheaply), other, more enlightened school systems find themselves forced to use them.
Texas, educationally at least, is fucked up beyond all recognition, and because of its size, it’s screwing up the rest of the country as well.
I seriously wish they would make good on their recent threats and secede.
Anyone else forced to use these revised texts ought to teach a course called “Why Texans are stupid”. It would require some supplemental materials, with the text representing the core of Texan imbecility.
It should be interesting to see how they pull off this John Calvin thing. I have no recollection of him being a President of the United States, as well as signing a couple important documents here and there.
America was founded by Christians. Jefferson wasn’t sufficiently down with Jesus to possibly have contributed.
The fact that he took credit for the work Calvin really did only further supports removing him from the curriculum. In fact, it was Jefferson’s FAULT that clear language setting out America as followers of Christ the Lord WASN’T in the Constitution, as Calvin and the founding fathers obviously intended.
(Fuck…I’m good at this. I bet I can teach school in Texas!)