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    Look what they're erasing from U.S. history

    Look what they're erasing from U.S. history!
    American heroes could get swapped for hip-hop culture in textbooks

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    Posted: February 11, 2010
    12:50 am Eastern


    By Chelsea Schilling
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    A state board of only 15 people will vote on whether to revise U.S. textbooks to omit references to Daniel Boone, Gen. George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day and Christmas.

    The Texas State Board of Education will also vote on a proposal to substitute the term "American" with "global citizen."

    Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, is warning Americans to speak up before only eight people, with a majority vote, have a chance to literally rewrite American history.

    He appeared on the "Huckabee Show" to explain why the board's vote matters to the rest of America. Staver said Texas and California are the two largest textbook purchasers in the nation.

    "Whatever textbooks they select affect the rest of the country because publishers publish those kinds of books, and the rest of the country follows," he said.

    But because of California's budget crisis, the state hasn't been able to purchase as many new textbooks, he explained. So the default is Texas.

    "So when this 15-member board – eight people of that will make a majority – make a decision, it will affect the entire nation," Staver said.

    Those eight people could decide what children will learn in various other parts of the country.

    According to Liberty Counsel, 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 global society" without any mention of citizenship in American society.
    Replacing expansionism and free enterprise with imperialism and capitalism.
    Staver said one proposal suggests the name of Nathan Hale, a patriot of the American Revolutionary War, be removed and replaced with the name of a man who invented fireman helmets. He also said one proposal suggests removal of references to Independence Day.

    "Those are no good anymore," Staver told Mike Huckabee. "America is looked at, not as some country that gave liberty and freedom to others around the world, but as a global villain."

    He warns, one proposal suggests take the Declaration of Independence and literally erasing God from its Preamble.

    "A lot of the history – particularly religious history or patriotic history and American exceptionalism – all of that will simply be removed if people around the country don't speak up," he said.

    Cynthia Dunbar, an elected member of the board and assistant professor at Liberty University School of Law, said, "James Madison warned us that when error is allowed to become steeped in precedent it leads to tyranny. If an erroneous view of our American heritage is allowed to stand, that view will be even more entrenched when we revisit this issue again in 10 years. Since the board consists of only 15 members, the decision of eight individuals may determine what goes into textbooks on a national level; it is crucial that the voices of patriotic Americans be heard."

    The board's next meeting is in March, and the final reading and adoption of the social studies guidelines will be in May.

    Note: Concerned individuals may call or fax board members or e-mail the Texas State Board of Education:

    Members of the Texas State Board of Education
    GAIL LOWE, Chair
    (512) 556-6262
    (512) 936-4319 Fax

    LAWRENCE A. ALLEN, JR., Vice Chair
    (713) 203-1355

    TERRI LEO, Secretary
    (512) 463-9007

    COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION
    BARBARA CARGILL, Chair
    (281) 465-8095

    KEN MERCER, Vice Chair
    (512) 463-9007

    LAWRENCE A. ALLEN, JR. - listed above
    (713) 203-1355

    TERRI LEO - listed above
    (512) 463-9007

    GERALDINE MILLER
    (972) 419-4000
    (214) 522-8560 Fax

    COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE / PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND
    DAVID BRADLEY, Chair
    (409) 835-3808

    RICK AGOSTO, Vice Chair
    (210) 226-7106
    (210) 226-7104 Fax

    CYNTHIA NOLAND DUNBAR
    (512) 463-9007
    (512) 936-4319 Fax

    GAIL LOWE - listed above
    (512) 556-6262
    (512) 936-4319 Fax

    RENE NUÑEZ(915)
    (512) 351-9923
    (512) 936-4319 Fax

    COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES
    BOB CRAIG, Chair
    (806) 744-3232
    (806) 744-2211 Fax

    MAVIS B. KNIGHT, Vice Chair
    (214) 333-9575
    (214) 339-9242 Fax

    MARY HELEN BERLANGA
    (361) 881-1000
    (361) 881-1028 Fax

    PATRICIA HARDY
    (817) 598-2968
    (817) 598-2833 Fax

    DON McLEROY
    979) 255-2538
    (979) 846-1174 Fax



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    This is F--------- criminal! This board needs to be erased!

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    and email of opposition to the changes sent.
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    Abolish the Federal Dept. of Education!

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    PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA

    ACRE: ACCOUNTABILITY AND CURRICULUM REFORM EFFORT

    http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/

    1.0 DRAFT OF ESSENTIAL STANDARDS

    Below you will find both the draft Essential Standards that are ready for review as well as a template to capture the feedback that we are asking be returned to us by February 15th.

    Social Studies

    Thank you for your input on the first draft of the proposed standards for North Carolina Social Studies. The charge given to the curriuclum writing team was to enable our students to learn, in depth, key historical concepts. In order to accomplish this, a survey course across all of US History is not conducive to slowing down and inquiring about major events. That is why the writing team proposed having multiple opportunities for students to study U.S. History through Reconstruction before entering high school.

    Currently students do not have a full year of U.S. History in the elementary school. The new proposal would create a full year of U.S. History in fifth grade. Middle school also does not include U.S. History today, but the new proosal would include a full year of North Carolina History and a full year of U.S. History.

    North Carolina statutes require the teaching of foundational information about our history, including the Federalist Papers, the Founding Fathers, and so forth. Our goal is to continue that instruction and to increase the amount of U.S. History that North Carolina students learn in kindergarten through graduation. Draft 2.0 of these standards will be posted before April and will reflect changes suggested in the public input regarding U.S. History.

    K-2
    (doc, 837kb) http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acr ... es/k-2.doc

    3-5
    (doc, 378kb) http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acr ... es/3-5.doc

    6-8
    (doc, 476kb) http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acr ... es/6-8.doc

    Civics and Economics
    (doc, 411kb) http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acr ... nomics.doc

    US History
    (doc, 394kb) http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acr ... istory.doc

    Global Studies
    (doc, 300kb) http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acr ... tudies.doc

    Social Studies Electives

    Cold War
    (doc, 192kb)

    Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
    (doc, 197kb)

    Turning Points in History
    (doc, 173kb)

    Psychology
    (doc, 172kb)

    Sociology
    (doc, 189kb)

    Global Geography
    (doc, 171kb)

    World Humanities
    (doc, 178kb)

    American Humanities
    (doc, 197kb)

    There are links to each of the subjects listed above for anyone interested.

    http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/phase2/

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    A sampling from the US History survey:

    Multiple Choice Item:
    The most immediate effect of the Vietnam War was the staggering death toll. The war killed an estimated 2 million Vietnamese civilians, 1.1 million North Vietnamese troops, 200,000 South Vietnamese troops, and 58,000 U.S. troops. Those wounded in combat numbered tens of thousands more. The massive U.S. bombing of both North and South Vietnam left the country in ruins, and the U.S. Army’s use of herbicides such as Agent Orange not only devastated Vietnam’s natural environment but also caused widespread health problems that have persisted for decades.


    Analysis of the passage helps to determine which of these choices as a major effect in the U.S. of America’s participation in the Vietnam war?

    A. Tremendous loss of life
    B. Large numbers of wounded
    C. Completely changed the way the U.S. approached military action
    D. Helped define the role of the U.S. within the new world order

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    Historians argue what Chairman Mao Tse-Tung's greatest achievement was, whether it was his mass collectivism, Second Five Year Plan, Great Leap Forward, etc. IMO its was none of them, it was his indoctrination of the Chinese youth (Little Red Books)(Revisionist History Text Books) (Propaganda Movies Demonizing the West), because he knew raising a new generation of Godless Monsters would cement his legacy and believes for years to come. There are forces at work within our very own government that are now attempting these very same principles with almost identicle values of the Red Chinese manifesto.

    If that wasn't enough, last year as i drove into New York City,i stared in total disbelief at the empire state building lite up in Chinese Red, again i was further thrown into shock watching the Red Chinese Flag being raised in our nations Capital celebrating Monsters. The fact that there was hardly a wimper of protest shows that a huge amount of the US populace, especially young people 30 and under have excepted these monsters as our friends. We must make sure that the next generation is not conditioned like Mao's Red Children, we must make sure that a new generation of godless monsters don't arise in our country. Please take action for the sake of our children.
    In questions of powerlet no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson

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    Mao's greatest achievement? I think it was something like 60 million graves due to his policies.

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    Roll this crap back with our next President of the United States. Long live Danilel Boone, George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day and Christmas! Short live the stupid anti-human idiots who are nothing mroe than facists.
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