.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Born at the Crest of the Empire

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Texas crazy bleeds over

Texas' new textbook standards have become political, and, because Texas is so huge, its decisions will impact the textbooks for many other states. So much of the rest of the country will now see social studies textbooks designed by crazy Texas right wingers. (NYTimes, Chron)

I'm so, so sorry.


  • "free-market system" they've screwed the pooch on that one. I've known since I was 12 that it isn't a free-market system. Anyone that lives in the Mid-west knows about the CRP system where farmers are paid for keeping land idled. Hell that's socialist principles in the heart of red states.

    By Anonymous Matt, at 7:24 AM  

  • I take some hopeful solace in this:

    "In the digital age, however, that influence has diminished as technological advances have made it possible for publishers to tailor books to individual states."

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:08 AM  

  • I work with several Indian programmers and each "State" in India has it's official language. There are the "national" languages and then English. Some groups inside of each state want their own language as official. As well as China paying off corrupt officials that summarily attack police and military and try to force those states to leave the nation of India. They're doing it as they emerge from tribal/colonial/national growing pains.

    While Texas is retightening their 'tribal' hold.

    By Anonymous Matt, at 10:52 AM  

  • Matt, Certainly not the only example. "Rebates" for oil companies."


    EPM, and, really, it's the teacher that decides how the stuff is presented.


    And Matt, I really see it more as a return to a second world type state (in the much longer term) with the minority in power pitting various groups against each other to manipulate power.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 12:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home