| ||Cynthia Dunbar, a board member who has described public education as a 'subtly deceptive tool of perversion,' and who homeschooled her own children, emerges as a relentless ideologue. During the hearings, she yanks Thomas Jefferson from a standard according to which students are expected to 'explain the impact of Enlightenment ideas ' on political revolutions from 1750 to the present,' and replaces him with the 13th-century theologian St Thomas Aquinas.
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