The state of Texas, with the largest number of students, and therefore, having a massive effect on publication of textbooks and establishment of curriculum across the nation, has now destroyed the truth of American history, complaining a “liberal bias”, which is just, unfortunately, telling the truth about the American past.
So now the new standards do not mention slavery as the major cause of the Civil War, but rather states rights and different economic systems.
They also downgrade the importance and details of the civil rights movement on American history.
They avoid mentioning about “Jim Crow” segregation laws and the Ku Klux Klan.
They bring Jesus Christ into the curriculum, as if he was an American!
These and other faults come on top of the changes in the Science curriculum, promoting creationism, rather than evolution.
Texas is promoting ignorance and propaganda in place of History and Science, and this will dumb down the nation’s children if it is not stopped dead in its tracks.
So the historical and scientific community, and the professional associations MUST fight tooth and nail, and stop this assault on teaching the truth about the American past, as well as promoting basic scientific knowledge!