Leave it to Texas...
Judging from this story, I don't know which I'm glad about more- the fact my two daughters are nearing completion of the public school system, or the fact they don't go to school anywhere near the state of Texas.
The latest from the state where everything is big, including the stupidity- if not presently, at one point and time the Boston Tea Party was being categorized as a terrorist attack according to the new curriculum. I know that anymore, in our nonsensical, politically correct-at-all-costs society, one person's protest against taxation without representation is another person's terrorist attack, but come the fuck on with this. So what then would CSCOPE call the Alamo? An escalated disagreement between the landlord and some squatters?
Supporters of the non-profit company that helps create the cirriculum, CSCOPE, say the lesson hasn't been taught in Texas school since August 2010, even though it was still available on CSCOPE's website as recently as January of this year.
From the cirriculum (please to not be drinking anything hot when you read this):
“A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities."
“It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”
Yeah. I know right? Maybe they should get back to the drawing board on that whole abstinance thing and leave history to the fucking history books! Or at least withhold some of the $25 million in government funding the company recieves until they promise to leave the text alone and simply try and teach. Teach successfully, if they in fact need the qualifier "successfully."
And by the way, I am much happier neither of my children attend school in Texas, are planning to attend school in Texas, or are even planning on visiting the state of Texas. I'd rather the real world screw them up honest than have some half-assed Texas educator send them out with this mess in their head. Any chance we can get their secession petition on the fast track for approval? However it turns out, I'd love to see how they are gonna teach it in class five years from now...
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