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Texas proves its backwater status once again

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.

To no one's surprise, on the final round on Friday, the conservatives pulled a decisive victory, 10-5..."
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?!?!
Tags: grrr, liberal rubbish, news, omg, radical right, ranting and raving, razzin' frazzin', religion, wtf?

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