Through the miracle of modern big time journalism and professional political organizing, Juanita Jean Herownself has some breaking news for you.
Texas is not considered sane by foreign states and they want us to stay away from their children.
“You’re not shocked, are you? You were expecting this. Hell, Hon, even I think Texas is filled with crazzzy people breeding like Baptists and Johnson grass.”
“My close, personal friend Fenway Fran sent us a resolution being presented in Washington State. Here ya go,” Juanita tacks the resolution to the bathroom door.
*_Resolution to Require Washington Public School System to Develop a Curriculum that does not Depend on Textbooks Developed By the Texas State School Board_*
*WHEREAS *the Texas State School Board flood publishing companies with requests for books they developed according to their new curriculum every five to ten years.
*WHEREAS *this flooding of publishing companies in effect lowers the cost of those textbooks developed by the Texas State School Board thus causing other states to purchase them regardless of content.
*WHEREAS* a well positioned member of the Texas State School Board has stated that 47 of 52 states purchase these books and are taught a more conservative point of point of view.
*WHEREAS *the Texas curriculum selectively eliminates historic facts and figures such as Separation of Church and State, Thomas Jefferson, Edward Ted Kennedy and Thurgood Marshall.
*WHEREAS* the Texas curriculum elevates in importance individuals such as Phyllis Schlafly, Rush Limbaugh, and Joe McCarthy, negatively influencing our present and future culture.
*WHEREAS* evolution and creationism are viewed as equal theories in Biology classes.
*THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED *that the State of Washington define a curriculum and skill set for its Public Schools.
*THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED* that Washington should work with other states in our region to join us in adopting curriculums that accurately represent facts.
*THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED* that these curriculuclua should then be presented to textbook publishers as an alternative to the Texas curriculum.
*THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED *that all teachers from grades K — 12 along with university and curriculum specialists participate in creating textbook outlines be presented to the publishers of textbooks.
*THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED* that national standards, already in existence, be considered along with a state and regional standards.
*THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED* that we, the Asotin County Democrats recommend that the State of Washington accept bids from various publishers to print and distribute the Washington curriculum.
“In short, they are saying that they’re gonna hide the children when Texans come in the room.”
“I can’t say I blame them.”
And Tom just let me know that California did the same thing.
The S.B. 1451 measure – approved on a bipartisan vote of 25-5 – requires California’s Board of Education to examine and report any discrepancies between the new Texas standards and California’s standards. “At that point,” Yee told Raw Story, “we will make it very, very clear that we won’t accept textbooks that minimize the contributions of minorities and propagate the close connection between church and state.”