Texas BOE Demotes Jefferson, Omits Separation of Church and State from Textbook Standards

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In a profound display of hubris, the Texas Board of Education voted March 12 to, among other things, demote Thomas Jefferson. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Founding Father, and the third President of the United States was removed from the state's public school social studies curriculum in favor of religious philosopher John Calvin.

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that Jefferson would much care to associate with t... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 1:26:02 PM
Teachers are afraid of losing their jobs so they w... by Sheila Samples on Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 1:50:26 PM
should be in our Quotations Section, under the hea... by GLloyd Rowsey on Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 2:13:54 PM
...or just plain "Morons." I don't think Texas sho... by Sheila Samples on Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 2:27:13 PM
And then the U.S. could invade little ole Texas-Ku... by GLloyd Rowsey on Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 2:53:44 PM
This move was poor strategy on their part--it tell... by martinweiss on Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:59:28 PM