Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum

Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum

 

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Sigh.

From The Hill:

The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state’s social studies curriculum.

Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that “the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton was made by [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills] work groups.”

The decision made by the 15-member body reportedly came as part of an overall effort to “streamline” the state’s social studies curriculum.

Texas high school students have been required to learn about Clinton after the former first lady made history in 2016 by becoming the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major political party.

Of course, Hillary might have been forgotten anyway, what with Donald Trump determined to create a barren radioactive hellscape that will usher in the age of hyperintelligent sentient yams, but maybe young girls (and boys) should know that in 2016, our only choice wasn’t a shriveled orange clown penis attached to a spray-tanned Macy’s Linus balloon.

And Helen Keller? Yeah, whatever. She never accomplished anything.

Quick question: How many heroes of the Confederacy will remain in the Texas pantheon of worthy historical figures?

Not sure I really want to know.

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