School Board to Weigh Religion in Texas Social Studies Curriculum
The State Board of Education will take a vote today on new standards that will influence Texas public school history textbooks. The liberal watchdog group, Texas Freedom Network, is worried about the vote:
"What violates the Constitution is presenting material that either prefers Christianity over other faiths or depicts the United States as a Christian nation in some legal sense or constitutional sense.”
The contribution of key historical figures and events in Texas and the US, and the political and religious ideas that shaped our form of government, must be taught. Students need to understand the sacrifices that were made to create a great country, warts and all. These very ideals should be celebrated and understood by students as a the very ideals that made our state and nation an exceptional one.