2010 Texas State Republican Party Platform

The Texas Republican Party has approved their 2010 platform, and I think that it might be better than the new school standards. This is a long post, but there is so much good stuff. A few choice excerpts: The embodiment of the conservative dream in America is Texas. We further support abolition of federal agencies … Continue reading

Texas School Board Update

The Texas State Board of Education approved the new standards, as detailed here and here. This will end the era of liberal brainwashing of our children. No longer will McCarthyism be denigrated. No longer will the Confederacy be minimized. No longer will the theocratic roots of our country be hidden. That is, unless the standards … Continue reading

Bias in the Invisible Market

The Texas State Board of Education debate (previous posts here, here, and here) brings to the forefront the concept of bias, which is often a contentious subject. It’s a subject that is too complicated for just one post, so I’ll split it up, each post approaching the subject from a different angle. I’ll start with … Continue reading

The Reagan Test

I got an email (in response to an earlier post) challenging the liberal bias of social studies textbooks. Well, I don’t have any illusion that I’ll be able to convince anyone so obviously unwilling to listen, but maybe you’ll listen to an expert: Professor Larry E. Schweikart, from the University of Dayton. He’s the author … Continue reading

Well, Some of the Victors

You might have noticed that a lot of the SBOE vote totals don’t add up to fifteen (the total number of Board Members). Some of these were due to Board Members abstaining, but not all of them. At a certain point last Thursday, Board Member Mary Helen Berlanga left, saying: “I’ve done all I can … Continue reading

History is Written by the Victors

I don’t think that I’m going out on a limb when I say that brainwashing is wrong. You might disagree with me, but I (for one) intend to stand up for morality. That’s why I was encouraged this week when I read about the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), who is now debating what … Continue reading