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Texas Board of Education Cuts Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from History Curriculum

Scott Slayton : Sep 21, 2018 : Christian Headlines

"In Texas, you don't mess with the Alamo and you don't mess with our Christian heritage. We applaud the majority of the State Board of Education for doing the right thing by restoring our foundational rights and history..." -Jonathan Saenz, the President of the conservative values advocate Texas Values

airlift[ChristianHeadlines.com] The Texas State Board of Education voted last week to remove several historical figures from their history requirements as part of an effort to streamline the curriculum. The most notable figures taken out of the requirements included former first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, an Alabama woman [who was] blind and deaf, [but] who went on to finish college. (Photo: Creative Commons/Pixabay)

The board opted to keep other figures recommended for removal, most notably Rev. Billy Graham, Moses' influence on the United States of America's laws, the Judeo-Christian influence among America's founders, and a reference to the heroism of the Alamo's defenders. They also voted to reinsert a reference to the conflict in Israel, saying that the "Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict."

The board acted on recommendations from a workgroup who had been tasked with looking for ways to curb the number of required figures students had to learn about in history. One member of the committee explained that if students had to learn about too many figures, they would spend more time memorizing names than learning about history.

The workgroup recommended removing references to the nation's "Judeo-Christian heritage," but the board rejected that proposal, garnering praise from conservative groups in the Lone Star State. Jonathan Saenz, the President of the conservative values advocate Texas Values, released a statement praising the decision... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here.

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