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When The Mayflower Landed In West Texas—In Texas You Can Teach Schoolchildren Nearly Anything At All

As many know from following the news about the Texas State Board of Education, it is okay to teach Texas schoolchildren nearly any type of wrong information.

Evolution is a crock and Thomas Jefferson was not a significant participant in U.S. history–This is what you can learn in our Texas public schools under the new standards.

Far right-wing ideologues have taken control of the Texas Board.  As a result, kids in Texas are not getting a clear view of the facts as they really are in the world.

Why would employers want to hire people educated in such a way?

Above is a picture illustrating how the landing of the Mayflower is taught here in Texas.

Here is the lesson as I am nearly sure it is being instructed—

“When the Mayflower landed in West Texas (See the cactus?), the Samuel Slater bobble head got out of the ship and was greeted by a Care Bear.”

In Texas, you can teach our kids anything at all. It’s like a Wild West of education.

You can teach anything you want so as long as you don’t get to close to what is actually the truth.

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May 4, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. John Cornyn was on the Mayflower?

    No, wait; that can’t be Senator Box Turtle. Too much hair.

    Comment by PDiddie | May 4, 2010

  2. And history, the truth of history, should be sacred.

    So sad.

    Comment by Shelley | May 4, 2010

  3. And here all along I thought Slater’s mill was in Pawtucket, RI. I sure feel ignorant now.

    Comment by Newton | May 5, 2010


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