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(Yahoo)   Texas schools will no longer be required to teach anything about Martin Luther King, Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Cesar Chavez, or basically anyone that makes old white men nervous   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-07-18 11:56:53 AM  
As a Texas resident for over 30 years, this really farking pisses me off.

Abbott, Patrick and Paxton deserve to be fed feet-first into the world's slowest meat grinder while crowds hurl dog shiat and fire ants at them.
 
2021-07-18 11:59:18 AM  
Monster Trucks, meth manufacturing and Ayn Rand novels.

This seems like a great idea.
 
2021-07-18 12:03:29 PM  
The most common argument I'm hearing is "this just says it's not required; it's not saying you can't teach it."

Welllll... No. See, once something is no longer required, it gets replaced by stuff that is required or "mandated". That means you can't teach anything other than mandated until all mandated curriculum is taught and assessed. So that means that Anthony, King, Douglass, Chavez, and others will be relegated to the "if I get time after all this test prep crap and district assessment crap I am now mandated to do, I'll cover this." eventually, it will go away and not be taught at all.

So it may look innocuous and like it's giving teachers "choice", but in reality, it's effectively removing it from the curriculum for good.
 
2021-07-18 12:06:50 PM  
How will they expect their kids to compete on a national & international stage with lesser education?

Wait. They aren't. They're training oil patch workers & car salespeople
 
2021-07-18 12:08:00 PM  

tudorgurl: The most common argument I'm hearing is "this just says it's not required; it's not saying you can't teach it."

Welllll... No. See, once something is no longer required, it gets replaced by stuff that is required or "mandated". That means you can't teach anything other than mandated until all mandated curriculum is taught and assessed. So that means that Anthony, King, Douglass, Chavez, and others will be relegated to the "if I get time after all this test prep crap and district assessment crap I am now mandated to do, I'll cover this." eventually, it will go away and not be taught at all.

So it may look innocuous and like it's giving teachers "choice", but in reality, it's effectively removing it from the curriculum for good.


Add to that, Texas is basically the leader in what goes into school text books.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outloo​k​/2020/10/19/conservative-activists-tex​as-have-shaped-history-all-american-ch​ildren-learn/
 
2021-07-18 12:10:01 PM  
Texas will not allow textbooks to teach about the 2017 Houston Astros.
 
2021-07-18 12:19:45 PM  
"Parents want their students to learn how to think critically, not be indoctrinated by the ridiculous leftist narrative that America and our Constitution are rooted in racism," Patrick said.

I present you The 3/5ths Compromise, Dan.
 
2021-07-18 12:20:26 PM  
The South Shall Rise Disenfranchise Again!
 
2021-07-18 12:20:58 PM  
Colleges and Universities outside of Texas should not accept any Texas student as being a HS graduate unless they take and pass a supplemental  class teaching all the history Texas is afraid of.  If Texas is going to continue dumbing down education it should be labeled as an inferior education system requiring remedial study.
 
2021-07-18 12:29:54 PM  
They tried to remove Hilary Clinton and Helen Keller because they were not good female role models.

GOP logic is "If you do not talk about racism or teach the history of it, no one will be racist."

We are Jim Crow 2.0.
 
2021-07-18 12:30:50 PM  
Thus solving the problem once and for all
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2021-07-18 12:41:36 PM  
The Watchmen covering Tulsa got a lot of white dudes real nervous. And then Penny Dreadful: City of Angels referenced the Zoot Suit Riots. And then you had John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons, and Lovecraft Country referencing The Green Book, and you can see folks getting a learnt on without a teacher, and them there Hollywood types making stories with bits of history that aren't taught in schools often.

Gotta erase as much of that history as possible if you're going to cast women and those people as 'uppity.' If they could just ban publication outright, that would be the next step, but that's a LOT of book burning that isn't going to play well, especially with all the voter suppression getting slammed through legislatures. First you got to just drop the textbooks, then attack the books that already exist, and then go after the popular media.

The difficulty is that they've worked damn hard to be scrub web pages for being too incendiary, and that is exactly the sort of distribution that popular culture can be transmitted. It would be ironic if the GOP made reading history an act of rebellion, and thus attractive to their own kids.
 
2021-07-18 12:50:18 PM  
Public schools in Texas are one step closer to no longer being required to teach about various American civil rights movements in social studies classes.

There, all fixed.
 
2021-07-18 12:53:39 PM  
The thing is though, Texas' move is going to affect a lot of other states too. It will mean that a LOT of textbooks will simply omit bits of history that Texas finds offensive, and they don't sell versions for different states. They sell one version, and if they want to sell in Texas they drop the bits entirely. Which other states can then buy or not, but depending on how contracts have been ironed out, they may be locked into using these 'new' versions. It's one of the sad things about textbook publication in this country, and Texas has been a leader in threatening textbook publishers which has cascaded throughout the rest of the country. Texas tends to be a lot more conservative in their facteratating and cogineratin' so texbooks have pruned back more and more over the years. It was amazing watching the differences between Texas textbooks and the ones in Maine when I moved. Texas is as much its own little world as Florida can be.
 
2021-07-18 12:57:20 PM  
According to Bloomberg, it would also prevent teachers from speaking about current events or controversial issues without "giving deference to any one perspective."


Am I reading this wrong? The teacher would be allowed to teach current events or controversial issues as long as they gave deference to any one perspective. So they can give deference to the racist side or the correct side and that satisfies the requirement.
 
2021-07-18 1:21:38 PM  

jaylectricity: According to Bloomberg, it would also prevent teachers from speaking about current events or controversial issues without "giving deference to any one perspective."


Am I reading this wrong? The teacher would be allowed to teach current events or controversial issues as long as they gave deference to any one perspective. So they can give deference to the racist side or the correct side and that satisfies the requirement.


How on earth would we do that? How are there "two equal sides" to racism??
 
2021-07-18 1:46:54 PM  
How far do we have to go until...you know.
 
2021-07-18 2:10:01 PM  
Is there any difference between Texas Republicans suppressing the teaching of Black history and the Chinese Communist Party suppressing the Tianenmen Square massacre?

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2021-07-18 2:10:43 PM  
Texas is just mad they _may_ not be the MOST racist state.


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2021-07-18 2:22:36 PM  
Time to bulldoze the Alamo.
 
2021-07-18 2:40:17 PM  

Mugato: How far do we have to go until...you know.


Idiocracy was an entire presidential term ago. Did you miss your exit? Or do you not live in the USA?
 
2021-07-18 2:40:24 PM  

markie_farkie: As a Texas resident for over 30 years, this really farking pisses me off.

Abbott, Patrick and Paxton deserve to be fed feet-first into the world's slowest meat grinder while crowds hurl dog shiat and fire ants at them.


Do you have a Newsletter? I wish to subscribe to it.
 
2021-07-18 2:41:20 PM  

make me some tea: Is there any difference between Texas Republicans suppressing the teaching of Black history and the Chinese Communist Party suppressing the Tianenmen Square massacre?

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Nope. Authoritarians gonna authoritarian, no matter which ideology they claim to champion.

By 2030, unless there are some SERIOUS surprises regarding the 2022/2024 elections and how we, as a nation, treat Republican traitors, America will likely be just as openly repressive as China, the USSR or Nazi Germany. The GQP have not exactly been quiet about their intentions.
 
2021-07-18 2:41:23 PM  
Texas schools will no longer be required to teach anything

Could've stopped right there
 
2021-07-18 2:41:36 PM  
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2021-07-18 2:45:34 PM  
Pretty soon you won't be able to open a bookstore within 500ft of a school zone.
 
2021-07-18 2:50:05 PM  
You open a book store, they open fire. It's the Texas way.
 
2021-07-18 2:50:59 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: How will they expect their kids to compete on a national & international stage with lesser education?

Wait. They aren't. They're training oil patch workers & car salespeople


Jesus, man..  Texas is the second most populous and diverse state in the US.  Its GDP is greater than that of many small countries.

It's absolutely terrifying that this is happening and the federal government needs to do something!!!!!
 
2021-07-18 2:51:55 PM  

tudorgurl: The most common argument I'm hearing is "this just says it's not required; it's not saying you can't teach it."

Welllll... No. See, once something is no longer required, it gets replaced by stuff that is required or "mandated". That means you can't teach anything other than mandated until all mandated curriculum is taught and assessed. So that means that Anthony, King, Douglass, Chavez, and others will be relegated to the "if I get time after all this test prep crap and district assessment crap I am now mandated to do, I'll cover this." eventually, it will go away and not be taught at all.

So it may look innocuous and like it's giving teachers "choice", but in reality, it's effectively removing it from the curriculum for good.


Authoritarians start with getting rid of history that looks badly on them.  So this is a start.  It's only going to get worse, much worse, as time goes on.

I expect it will only be a short time after they pass this that a felony charge will be added if any teacher decides to circumvent the law.
 
2021-07-18 2:53:15 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Monster Trucks, meth manufacturing and Ayn Rand novels.

This seems like a great idea.


And football "CTE is a myth" stories.
 
2021-07-18 2:53:21 PM  
"Parents want their students to learn how to think critically,..."

No they don't  -- they want the opposite.
 
2021-07-18 2:53:45 PM  
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2021-07-18 2:54:17 PM  

markie_farkie: As a Texas resident for over 30 years, this really farking pisses me off.

Abbott, Patrick and Paxton deserve to be fed feet-first into the world's slowest meat grinder while crowds hurl dog shiat and fire ants at them.


which crowds?  the ones that overwhelmingly elected them?
 
2021-07-18 2:55:03 PM  
Mind you, post-Depository, I can see how Texans would be book-shy.
 
2021-07-18 2:57:19 PM  
South Park was right. American freedom means that Republicans are free to turn the country into a fascist religious medieval wasteland, and liberals are free to object.
 
2021-07-18 2:57:27 PM  

Badafuco: markie_farkie: As a Texas resident for over 30 years, this really farking pisses me off.

Abbott, Patrick and Paxton deserve to be fed feet-first into the world's slowest meat grinder while crowds hurl dog shiat and fire ants at them.

Do you have a Newsletter? I wish to subscribe to it.


I'll have 30 yrs this November in this god forsaken place. I'm either going to New Mexico or Canada when I retire.
 
2021-07-18 2:57:56 PM  

tudorgurl: The most common argument I'm hearing is "this just says it's not required; it's not saying you can't teach it."

Welllll... No. See, once something is no longer required, it gets replaced by stuff that is required or "mandated". That means you can't teach anything other than mandated until all mandated curriculum is taught and assessed. So that means that Anthony, King, Douglass, Chavez, and others will be relegated to the "if I get time after all this test prep crap and district assessment crap I am now mandated to do, I'll cover this." eventually, it will go away and not be taught at all.

So it may look innocuous and like it's giving teachers "choice", but in reality, it's effectively removing it from the curriculum for good.


considering the ecomonic demographics of the state, it'll be left to be "taught" to people who can afford university.
 
2021-07-18 2:58:21 PM  
Hmm the Department of Education could just respond by removing the State of Texas certification and render their diplomas useless.
 
2021-07-18 2:58:46 PM  

tudorgurl: The most common argument I'm hearing is "this just says it's not required; it's not saying you can't teach it."

Welllll... No. See, once something is no longer required, it gets replaced by stuff that is required or "mandated". That means you can't teach anything other than mandated until all mandated curriculum is taught and assessed. So that means that Anthony, King, Douglass, Chavez, and others will be relegated to the "if I get time after all this test prep crap and district assessment crap I am now mandated to do, I'll cover this." eventually, it will go away and not be taught at all.

So it may look innocuous and like it's giving teachers "choice", but in reality, it's effectively removing it from the curriculum for good.


aka: cant have the poors learning about rights and unions
 
2021-07-18 2:59:50 PM  
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FOIA on this finally came out this year, 50 or so years after the fact. The history CRT references is a lot more recent than powdered wigs and wooden teeth.
 
2021-07-18 2:59:54 PM  

the voice of raisin: markie_farkie: As a Texas resident for over 30 years, this really farking pisses me off.

Abbott, Patrick and Paxton deserve to be fed feet-first into the world's slowest meat grinder while crowds hurl dog shiat and fire ants at them.

which crowds? the ones that overwhelmingly elected them?

Badafuco: Do you have a Newsletter? I wish to subscribe to it.

No. You don't need to punish them. They're just mentally ill and need treatment. First inject them with ferrofluid, let it circulate through the bloodstream, then give them an MRI scan. Feet first.
 
2021-07-18 3:00:16 PM  
Oh by the way Texas' education standards are used for half the textbooks in the country.
 
2021-07-18 3:01:13 PM  
My 25 year old nephew regularly shocks me with the amount of history he doesn't know. We're watching Eureka and Warehouse 13, and he constantly asks me "is that real? Did that really happen?" when the plot references historical facts or the characters go back in time (as they often do).

Mind you, he finished high school in California, is extremely well informed on other topics, and knows how to find things out online. He was never taught what to look for.

Before too long, we're going to be a society completely untethered from our past. We just wont have any, all because it made too many people feel bad.
 
2021-07-18 3:01:45 PM  
"You see, kids. After George Washington and Thomas Jefferson defeated the hordes of brown people at the Alamo, they went on to kick British ass. But, the sneaky Yankees tried to bring slavery to Texas.  So, we defeated them. Then we beat the Germans twice. That's all the history you need.  Go practice football."
 
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2021-07-18 3:04:46 PM  
Y'know, going somewhat off-topic, but staying in the realm of suppression of civil-rights education, the private equity group that owns Gizmodo, The Root, etc, is slowly turning the screws on shutting that place down.

Some may remember that Deadspin's staff were the folks that exposed the attempt of SyncedLiars Broadcasting at establishing a monopoly of local American TV stations and turning them all into local versions of Olga's American Not-News with Russian Hooker reporting.

I highly suspect that the private equity's shutting down of the Deadspin staff was in retaliation from some wealthy GOP megadonors, and also to try to prevent such interference via the press in the future.

It's been said that the current round of tightening the screws on the Gizmedia group (breaking the comments system, etc) is in preparation to try to sell the media outlet.

Is Fark in any financial shape to take over?  Would Fark's ownership even be interested in allowing the company to stand more in the way of authoritarians such as those from the Texas GOP via running the Giz-group properly?
 
2021-07-18 3:05:41 PM  
Idiocracy time machine
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2021-07-18 3:07:47 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Monster Trucks, meth manufacturing and Ayn Rand novels.

This seems like a great idea.


Yep, I'm sure they'll do real well in the world at large once they grow up and get the hell out of Texas.
 
2021-07-18 3:07:48 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: How will they expect their kids to compete on a national & international stage with lesser education?

Wait. They aren't. They're training oil patch workers & car salespeople


Chinese and Indian kids don't learn about Cesar Chavez, either.
 
2021-07-18 3:09:43 PM  
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2021-07-18 3:09:53 PM  
Yeah so how dare we teach controversial or current events. I swear these people just want a white washed Disneyfied version of history where America never did anything wrong and everyone else is the bad guy. That first episode of Watchmen must have really freaked them out, these idiots can't die fast enough.
 
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