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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Texas revises school standards

When we last checked in on the U.S. history textbooks standards setting process down in Texas, the conservative-dominated State Board of Education was mulling one-sided requirements to teach high school students about Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly, and the Moral Majority. ...

"The social conservative bloc is pressing for the standards to turn Joseph McCarthy into an American hero," says Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network, a group that aims to "counter the religious right."
The draft standards now say that "McCarthyism ... increased Cold War tensions". There is no mention of Communist spies or front groups working in the USA.

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