David Lemon at Clay to Bronze 2010 just sent this heads-up about an effort to be finalized in March, to change textbooks with changes like removing Daniel Boone, General George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day and Christmas. But how about this:
Replacing the term "American" with "Global Citizen"– stating that students need to be shaped "for responsible citizenship in a global society" without any mention of citizenship in American society.
Here it is in its entirety. If you are blogger, please blog it. If you missed Huckabee tonight, view it tomorrow (Sunday) at 8 pm EST:
From Liberty Counsel:
This weekend Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, will appear on Mike Huckabee’s show to discuss potentially dramatic changes to the framework of textbooks that are being discussed by the Texas State Board of Education (TSBOE). Huckabee and Staver will be revealing suggested changes, some of which are still under discussion. The show will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Eastern Time.
TSBOE will soon finalize the language that textbook publishers use to align their textbooks to current standards. As Texas is a leader in textbooks, most other states purchase the same educational materials. The textbook controversy in Texas affects every American because, to have a bright future, we must know our past. America has a rich past founded on Judeo-Christian values and to forget them, or worse, to distort them, will doom our future. Those who want to reshape America begin by rewriting our past. We repeat the mistakes of the past when we are ignorant of them.
Some of the suggestions that have come forward at various times include:
~ Removing references to Daniel Boone, General George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day, and Christmas.
~ Including the cultural impact of hip hop music, ACLU lawyer clarence Darrow, and the Hindu holiday of Diwali
~ Replacing the term "American" with "Global Citizen" - stating that students need to be shaped "for responsible citizenship in a gloval society" without any mention of citizenship in American society.
~ Replacing expansionism and free enterprise with imperialism and capitalism.The Board's next meeting is in March and the final reading and adoption of the social studies guidelines will be in May.
Make your voice heard now, before the next meeting. Please call the board at 512-463-9734 and encourage them to promote traditional, pro-American language in their guidelines, or you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
End Liberty Counsel
Readers: Check this out. A history professor at University of Dayton has written about the liberal bias in textbooks.