Political Correctness is sweeping across the country and will soon be instilled in our schools. Our history, civics, health and other courses will change.
It appears that Tx and Ca are the leading buyers of school textbooks, and what they want will be implemented in the textbooks our children use in school. These states purchase all their books from major publishers who cannot feasibly print textbooks for all the different states curriculum. When these states decide that changes need to made, it affects all the states. Texas is on the verge of voting in March to make some ridicules transformations to the history of our country's history. California's financial situation has not allowed them to buy new textbooks for a few years, so The Countries Eyes Are Upon Texas!
Our children will no longer call the men and women "Founding Fathers" that's too sexist! We long have known that our "Founding Fathers" also included women and I have never heard any women complain about it. They will soon be referred to only as "The Framers."
Once politically correct "Senior Citizens" (disrespectful) will be known as "Older Persons." I recently celebrated my 60th birthday and I do not want to be called an "Older Person." That phrase makes me feel older than I am!
Guess what else, an old fashioned hot dog, ice cream cone and all other unhealthy and delicious foods will not be shown or discussed in the Health Books.
We no longer will have a "Jungle", it will be a "Rain Forest." For some reason I do not believe the Jungles in Africa even relate to the "Rain Forests" of the Amazon. Of course that could be because I am becoming an OLDER PERSON, before I am ready.
Neil Armstrong will no longer be in the books. Why? Because the panel choosing the contents say he is not a scientist.
Unbelievably Franklin Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower may not have a place in history. They will be replaced by Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates. We all know of all the accomplishments Oprah and Gates have achieved but how stupid to eliminate two great Presidents who led our country through a World War!
Outrageously, Benjamin Franklin, one of our "Founding Fathers" (I don't believe in the new politically correct term) who fought for the freedom of this Great Country and created our Constitution may be equated to Cesar Chavez as significant political figures. Chavez was instrumental in the rights of agricultural workers. I do not see a comparison to the two.
History of Nathan Hale may be replaced with the story of the man who invented the Fireman's Hat!
Columbus Day, Christmas, Religious and Patriotic statements are proposed to be erased.
If this happens we can probably presume the we will no longer be American Citizens but Global Citizens.
Will our DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BE STRIPPED OF ALL RELIGIOUS REFERENCES?
Contact your Congress person and tell them to stop the Texas Board of Education changing our Countries History. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=3803
http://www.elpasotimes.com/education/ci_14043160 (has a great list of some of the other proposed changes)