Thursday, October 15, 2009

Social Studies TEKS Revisions

Have I mentioned that the State Board of Education thinks that our schoolchildren do not get enough about dead white guys in the social studies curriculum?  I mean, there are a few, like, women and minorities in the TEKS and do you know there is not even a mention of Newt Gingrich or Rush Limbaugh?  I know... shocking. 

I kid you not, people.  The SBOE really seems to think that way.  Because apparently teaching the kids even more about dead white guys is really going to get them excited about being citizens and learning and stuff.  Forget about Cesar Chavez ... they'll relate to Rush.  Right....

This topic is going to take a whole article.  Look for it soon.


Saints and Spinners said...

Yeah, I'm looking forward to this article. It must be so hard to keep your cool in class. Newt and Rush aren't DWG yet, but they will be. And when they are, they'll probably get their own postage stamps.

Andrea said...

Oh I read about that somewhere...crazy! I'm excited to introduce my kids to a couple of books this Thanksgiving from not the white-biased perspective.