History Revised, Teachers Sacked: The Book Wars in Texas and Beyond -- Politics Daily
"In a matter of days last week in Austin, the majority of the 15-member board, insisting they were only trying to offset liberal bias in textbooks, questioned Darwin's theory of evolution and the constitutional principle of separation of church and state; debated hip-hop and genocide in Darfur; deleted Albert Einstein and Thomas Alva Edison from textbooks; emphasized Christian teachings and fundamentalist values; adopted conservative articles of faith like American exceptionalism; promoted right-wing leaders and organizations like Phyllis Schlafly and the National Rifle Association; and refused to give adequate attention to Hispanic and African American contributions to U.S. and Texas history.How the fuck do these things happen? Is Texas so fucked up that these are the people they vote onto their school boards? WTF is wrong with them?!?!
To no one's surprise, on the final round on Friday, the conservatives pulled a decisive victory, 10-5..."