Texas Yanks Thomas Jefferson From Teaching StandardSubmitted by AntiFed1791 on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 14:41
(March 12) -- Widely regarded as one of the most important of all the founding fathers of the United States, Thomas Jefferson received a demotion of sorts Friday thanks to the Texas Board of Education. -- http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/texas-removes-thomas-j...
Among the changes approved today, the board:
• Struck the word "democratic" in references to the form of U.S. government and replaced it with "constitutional republic."
• Added references to "laws of nature and nature's God" in lessons about major political ideas.
• Rejected lessons about why the United States was founded on the principle of religious freedom.
• Removed most references to "capitalism," "capitalist" and "free market," because conservatives said they had a "negative connotation." Instead, "free enterprise" will be used when referring to the U.S. economic system.
Yet another good reason to shut down the Dept. of Education ,make school boards local and accountable to Parents, not bureaucrats.