March 19, 2010

Historians to Texas : quit trying to rewrite history

The Confederacy did not win the Civil War and Jesus did NOT ride dinosaurs, you fucking pinheaded yokums, say scholars.

Historians on Tuesday criticized proposed revisions to the Texas social studies curriculum, saying that many of the changes are historically inaccurate and that they would affect textbooks and classrooms far beyond the state's borders.

The changes, which were preliminarily approved last week by the Texas board of education and are expected to be given final approval in May, will define what textbooks must include and what teachers must cover. The curriculum plays down the role of Thomas Jefferson among the founding fathers, questions the separation of church and state, and claims that, during the Cold War, the U.S. government was infiltrated by Communists who tried to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.