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Lamar W. Hankins : Slipping Creationism into Texas Textbooks

Political cartoon by Kirk Anderson. Image from The Skeptical Teacher. How Texas’ Board of Education will slip creationism into textbooks Since a majority of the reviewers of the science texts are ‘creationists’ or proponents of ‘intelligent design,’ there can be … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Slipping Creationism into Texas Textbooks

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Textbooks and the Confederacy : Teach the Whole Story

Image from photobucket.Texas textbooks:Let’s teach the truth about the Confederacy By Michael Lind / June 2, 2010 ‘Our new government is founded upon… the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man.’ — Alexander Stephens, Vice … finish reading Textbooks and the Confederacy : Teach the Whole Story

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Texas Board of Education : Who’s Afraid of Thomas Jefferson?

Mount Rushmore by Nizar. Cartoon from toonpool.Why is Texas afraid of Thomas Jefferson? Jefferson remains a threat in the eyes of interested parties because his vision for democracy required more than consumerism and optional participation in periodic voting days. By … finish reading Texas Board of Education : Who’s Afraid of Thomas Jefferson?

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Textbooks in Texas : Rehabilitating Joe McCarthy?

Sen. Joseph McCarthy displays one of his many reports on Communists he found in the woodwork. Photo from Wisconsin History.What did you learn in school today?Efforts to vindicate commie-hunting senator By Justin Elliott / January 15, 2010 See ‘Who stays … finish reading Textbooks in Texas : Rehabilitating Joe McCarthy?

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