Some important information for all of us to keep our eyes on. This March, the Texas State Board of Education will be deciding what history books will be used nation wide. The reason these people in Texas will be deciding on what our children will be taught in history and social studies classes for the next several years, is a matter of volume and economics. California and Texas have the largest school systems in America, and they purchase the most text books, so basically, what Texas or California buys, the nation follows suit. This year, California is a bankrupt state, they, as a state will not be purchasing new text books for quite some time. The decision is now on the shoulders of eight (8) members of the Texas State Board of Education. What they decide is critical to what your children and or grand children will learn about America in the coming years. We need to pay very close attention to this meeting of the TSBOE. Here are a few suggestions that have come forward regarding content in the new history, and social studies text books:
*Removing references to Daniel Boone, General George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day, and Christmas. So the cultural impact of hip hop music, ACLU lawyer Clarence Darrow, and the Hindu holiday of Diwali can be included.
* 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. (What does that tell you? Sends up a red flag in my mind.)
If this kind of thing disturbs you as much as it does me, please visit the following website:
http://www.lc.org/ , keeping up with this one is imperative. There are numbers to call at this website to make your voice heard, and even an email address. If you don't have the time, here it is:
(512) 463-9734, email: firstname.lastname@example.org . You'll be glad you did...
Pray for our leaders, and our educators, that decisions will be made that honor our Lord, our Founding Fathers, and our Service men and women. Pray that the true history of our great nation is not erased from the minds of our children. Pray for the conversion of Islam.