Monday, 12 November, 2018

Texas Education Board votes to cut Hillary Clinton’s name from student curriculum

Texas Education Board votes to cut Hillary Clinton’s name from student curriculum Texas Education Board votes to cut Hillary Clinton’s name from student curriculum
Steven Clarke | 16 September, 2018, 07:30

The Dallas Morning News reported that on Friday, the board, in a preliminary vote, agreed to remove a number of historical figures, with Clinton and Helen Keller among them, in a "streamlining" effort to update the social studies curriculum standards for grades K-12. Those leaders include Clinton, Sandra Day O'Connor, Thurgood Marshall, and Andrew Carnegie. Bezos to reveal HQ2 location by year's end MORE and Helen Keller, from the state's social studies curriculum.

The 15-member work group came up with a rubric for grading every historical figure to rank who is "essential" to learn and who isn't. It included questions like "Did the person trigger a watershed change" and "Will their impact stand the test of time?" Keller, a writer and activist born in 1888 who was the first deaf and blind American to earn a college degree, rated a seven.

The precursory decision doesn't ban teachers from using the historical figures in class, it only means it is not mandatory.

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Clinton, who is a former first lady and Democratic presidential nominee, scored a five on the 20-point scale, the Dallas Morning News reports. The group determined that removing the two women from the Texas curriculum will save about an hour and 10 minutes of teaching time. What the BOE voted to keep in the state curriculum: references to "Judeo-Christian values" and "a requirement that students explain how the "Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict" in the Middle East", per the Morning News.

According to the Dallas Morning News, figures who received a ideal score and will remain as past of the curriculum include lawyer Barbara Jordan, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, and former Texas governor Sam Houston. Some historical figures received a ideal 20 score. The board will conduct a final vote on the changes in November.

By contrast, local members of the Texas Legislature (whom fourth-graders learn about) got a flawless score, as did Barbara Jordan, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Henry B. González. Teachers can still teach about people removed from the list; however, they aren't required to. Also recommended for deletion but still kept in by the board: references to the "heroism" of defenders of the Alamo, which is problematic because those men were fighting, in part, for the right to practice slavery.

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