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wolfdancer
03-13-2010, 12:36 AM
More Reagan, less Lincoln ..was one suggestion for their new, revised history books. Having one of the largest school populations according to CNBC, this rewrite would affect other states as well.
Maybe, in the new History books...Texas successfully defends the Alamo...???
History? (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124753078523935615.html)

sack316
03-13-2010, 04:32 AM
First, I'll be happy to see textbooks dated after 9-11-01.

Second, some will claim that religion is the cause of all the wars in the world. So it only makes sense that in the study of history... and if that is the case... that the religious thought be explored... again IF that is the case.

But then again, I can't read up on all this stuff, I'm busy getting ready for baseball season and scoffing and basketball right now. So please forgive me if I was way off base here... honestly, I'm not paying attention at all /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Sack

Qtec
03-13-2010, 05:50 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The curriculum, they say, should clearly present Christianity as an overall force for good -- and a key reason for American exceptionalism, the notion that the country stands <u>above and apart.</u>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"America is a special place</span><span style="color: #CC0000"> [and WE are special people..]</span> and we need to be sure we communicate that to our children," said Don McLeroy, a leading conservative on the board. "The foundational principles of our country are very biblical.... That needs to come out in the textbooks."</div></div>

Don't you hate these elitists?

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Gayle in MD
03-13-2010, 06:04 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The curriculum, they say, should clearly present Christianity as an overall force for good -- and a key reason for American exceptionalism, the notion that the country stands <u>above and apart.</u>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"America is a special place</span><span style="color: #CC0000"> [and WE are special people..]</span> and we need to be sure we communicate that to our children," said Don McLeroy, a leading conservative on the board. "The foundational principles of our country are very biblical.... That needs to come out in the textbooks."</div></div>

Don't you hate these elitists?

Q. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif </div></div> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif


"America is a special place and WE are special people...
We capture and torture other people, and then hold them in a secret prisons, refusing them any right to speak to an attorney.

We invade and occupy any country we like, and lie to our people to justify it.

We trade arms for hostages, and ignore it when radicals murder over 200 marines in their sleep.

We let radicals shoot down Pan Am jet, full of American youth, and just do nothing to retaliate for their family's loss.


We have a president who trie to block investigations after three thousand Americans are killed by terrorists.

We stand by while the Federal Supreme Court, throws out a State decision to count all of the votes in that state, and appoint the Supreme Court's political choice for president.

WE overlook other country's inumane treatment of their countrymen and women, if we decide we wont to borrow money from them to pay for wars for oil, and tax cuts for the wealthy.

We allow radical religious fundamentalist doctrine, to muddy up our elections.

WE have people who applaud when the President flies home from vacation to interfere in personal, private family decisions.


and we need to be sure we communicate that to our children," said Don McLeroy, a leading conservative on the board. "The foundational principles of our country are very biblical.... and archaic, /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif and barbaric, /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif and That needs to come out in the textbooks." /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

pooltchr
03-13-2010, 10:18 AM
Sorry to hear you hate America so much. But then, so does Obama, so it all makes sense in your little world.

Whenever there are problems in the world, who are the first people to help? Who sent doctors, hospital ships, and volunteers to Haiti? Chili? Which country sends more foreign aid money throughout the world than any other country? Which country came to the aid of Europe when Germany and Japan decided they wanted to take over?

Yeah, you're right. Our country sucks!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

Steve

LWW
03-13-2010, 12:41 PM
Here are the changes that heave the left's collectivist shorts all in a knot:

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/03/13/us/13texas_graphic/13texas_graphic-popup.jpg

Of course this dat was supplied by the New York Times, and we know what right wing nut paper they are.

Some people really need to investigate reality beyond what is spoon fed to them by dearest leader and the party.

Seriously, this is so pathetically a non issue, that has been manufactured to gin up some hatred and feed some raw meat to the anti-American crowd.

Pure deflection so that nobody notices the man behind the curtain or what he does.

LWW

cushioncrawler
03-13-2010, 12:58 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here are the changes that heave the left's collectivist shorts all in a knot: Of course this dat was supplied by the New York Times, and we know what right wing nut paper they are. Some people really need to investigate reality beyond what is spoon fed to them by dearest leader and the party.
Seriously, this is so pathetically a non issue, that has been manufactured to gin up some hatred and feed some raw meat to the anti-American crowd. Pure deflection so that nobody notices the man behind the curtain or what he does. LWW</div></div>That curriculum stuff iz pure propoganda.
"....free enterprise system...." -- HAHAHAHHHHAAAAAHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
madMac.

wolfdancer
03-13-2010, 01:46 PM
they also would like to replace "democracy" and it's variants, "democratic", etc ...with other words, lest people get them confused with the Democrats

Sid_Vicious
03-13-2010, 03:04 PM
You may already know this Gayle since you read so much. Other day I heard there were 9 conspirators charged with the Abe Lincoln assassination. The point being made was that history classes were not teaching this to students, I never heard this myself. I am not shocked that Texas if wanting to stick their heads in the sand on ANYTHING!

NOW, the important thing IMPO is to legally expose GWB and Crew, and press the fullest extent of the law. You know what else I heard in the same expose???, American presidents are never charged after leaving office. TALK ABOUT A COMMUNISTIC SYSTEM!

As sick as this will come across to everybody( and it should), every admin coming in SHOULD-F the system to their own desires, intentionally. Only then after several slaps in all American citizen's faces, will enough anger be exercised to change the situations.

Obama is a f-n fool for trying to be the poster child for the perfect president. The right will eat his lunch, and a Rep admin will be in place in 2012, raping the country all over again.

EOS though? this country is already broken, stolen, and under siege. In reality, Americans voting for a proper change, are ironically, just stupid people. The ones wanting to change it for the better, are getting their vote stolen. The rest are just plain idiots who are being brain-numbed by smoke and mirrors Christianity sellers. Absolutely every Christian should be ashamed who supports the (f)righties, but I know why they do. Abortion. It ain't abortion, it is the fear given them by the Reps in mascarade of being Christians. Obama and the Dems will go down wrongly as an ineffective admin, but that'll only be because nice guys finish last.

It is a sad country we live in today. If you don't see it, then you are part of the problem. sid

LWW
03-13-2010, 04:50 PM
Here is the real issue for many:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Conservatives passed one amendment, for instance, requiring that the history of McCarthyism include “how the later release of the Venona papers confirmed suspicions of communist infiltration in U.S. government.” The Venona papers were transcripts of some 3,000 communications between the Soviet Union and its agents in the United States. </div></div>

Can't be letting the truth out about how the FDR and Truman admins truly were riddled with Soviet agents ...

LWW

LWW
03-13-2010, 04:51 PM
I would be happy if they would just teach kids that we aren't and never have been now were ever intended to be a democracy ... and why.

But that would harm the demokook base who has been convinced they can have whatever they want by taking it from someone else by vote.

Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner.

LWW

Qtec
03-14-2010, 03:46 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Conservatives Re-Write Declaration of Independence</span>


<span style='font-size: 11pt'>The Civil Rights Movement created "unrealistic expectations of equal outcomes" among minorities, <u>according to Texas conservatives trying to rewrite American history textbooks.</u> They want students to learn that bit of undemocratic, phony history.</span>

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Imagine Thomas Jefferson opening the Declaration of Independence with, <u>"We hold these truths to be self-evident, no one should have unrealistic expectations of human equality..."</u></span>


The Texas State Board of Education, <u>dominated by anti-evolution, authoritarian ideologues</u>, has made news around the world for trying to rewrite history. They want Confederate President Jefferson Davis' words given equal treatment with President Abraham Lincoln's. Now there's an example of an unrealistic expectation of equality.

This is all taking place in the Texas textbook adoption process, a process that influences books studied by students around the country. Texas is big, and its schools order a lot of books. To keep costs down, textbook publishers push those books in other states.

I'm outraged, of course, and I'm sure you are, too. But really, this is no surprise. The Right lives in a hierarchical universe. Authoritarian ideology comes with a rigid caste system. Some are higher on the ladder. Others -- usually non-whites -- are lower. God created us unequal. In their world, it's immoral to "get above your raisin" or your genetic inferiority.

The Civil Rights Movement was all about an America that lived up to its ideals and founding documents. <u>There is perhaps no single phrase that better captures those ideals than Jefferson's "all men are created equal." The phrase bedevils conservatives because it doesn't fit the way they see the world. To dodge its egalitarian call, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>they rewrite history.</span></u>

I grew up in Texas. In the '60s conservatives were fond of teaching the dangers of Soviet communism. <span style='font-size: 17pt'>At the top of their list of abuses was the Soviet Union's rewriting of history and its ideological abuse of science. I happen to agree about these totalitarian excesses. But doesn't it sound familiar? There's no climate crisis, and Jefferson didn't mean it about the equality stuff. </span>I guess it depends on who, exactly, is twisting science and history. That is just what conservatives once condemned as "situation ethics." <u>Hypocrisy is a slippery slope </u></div></div>

Q......... link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glenn-w-smith/conservatives-re-write-de_b_495293.html)

Qtec
03-14-2010, 06:37 AM
Reagan was an actor who played the support role to a chimp! Lets not leave that fact out the history books.

He also LIED to Congress and the American people on live tv. He also used money earned by selling weapons to the enemy and using it to support a terrorist org in S America.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Iran–Contra affair was a political scandal in the United States which came to light in November 1986, during the Reagan administration, in which <u>senior US figures agreed to facilitate the sale of arms <span style='font-size: 14pt'>to Iran</span>, the subject of an <span style='font-size: 14pt'>arms embargo,</span> </u>to secure the release of hostages <span style='font-size: 20pt'>and to fund Nicaraguan terrorists known as the Contras.</span> </div></div>


I am in favour of Reagan being in the curriculum. Maybe all the myths will be dispelled.

LOL



Q

Gayle in MD
03-14-2010, 07:35 AM
I'd love to know the number of American soldiers, and foreign civilians in other countries, who have been maimed and murdered by weapons sold to radicals and terrorists, by Republicans.

Reagan was a typical Republican, if his lips were moving, he was lying.

Then he hid behind Nancy's skirts, and feigned hearing problems to avoid the questions thrown out as he escaped across the White House Lawn to his waiting Chopper.

Crook.

wolfdancer
03-14-2010, 02:36 PM
anytime I see some **** having to use CAPS to make his post sound like reely important....I know I can skip over that, and read the morning comic section of the paper instead.
Fact is Texas wants to emphasize some parts of history,omit some, and work their version of theology( think "big tent", Bible Baptist) in there....
I have a better suggestion for them....why not rewrite the bible instead....work the Alamo, Ronald Reagan, and Sam Houston into Genesis....and didn't GWB claim that God was whispering into his ear...."Bomb the **** out of the middle East, George, and make a few bucks for yourself and your fellow Christians, in the process"
That should rate a whole chapter......

LWW
03-14-2010, 03:52 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">anytime I see some **** having to use CAPS to make his post sound like reely important....I know I can skip over that, and read the morning comic section of the paper instead.
Fact is Texas wants to emphasize some parts of history,omit some, and work their version of theology( think "big tent", Bible Baptist) in there....</div></div>

And as evidence of this ...

you present ...

nothing?

LWW &lt;--- Unsurprised.

cushioncrawler
03-14-2010, 07:17 PM
The List of Shame in TexasMarch 13, 2010 by Dan
So how badly has the State Board of Education botched the job of revising social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools? It would be hard to overstate the disaster that has unfolded in Austin. And this won’t affect just Texas schoolchildren. Unlike Vegas, what happens in Texas doesn’t stay in Texas when it comes to textbooks. Texas buys so many textbooks that publishers write their books to meet this state’s standards and then sell those same books to schools across the country.

(See Why We Fight.)

So what happened? Over just a few days in January and this month, the state board shredded nearly a year’s worth of detailed work by teachers, scholars and other curriculum writers. In vote after vote, board members made numerous and outrageously foolish, intolerant and ignorant changes based on little more than their own (limited) knowledge and personal beliefs.

The problem isn’t simply that many changes were wrong factually. Teachers will surely despair as they read through the numerous names, dates and events board members added willy-nilly to the standards with little consideration of how in the world to cram all of those facts into the limited instructional time available for classes.

In addition to that, poor scholarship — if scholarship is a word that can be used to describe any “research” done by this board — was particularly evident during the debate. On more than one occasion, board members simply resorted to Internet searches from laptops at their desks. They invited no historians, economists, sociologists or even classroom teachers to guide them as they rewrote history (and standards for government, economics, sociology and other social studies courses) with scores of ill-considered, politically motivated amendments. In fact, board members had explicitly rejected a proposal in November that they invite such experts to be on hand during the debate. They simply didn’t want to be bothered with facts and real scholarship as they moved to transform a curriculum document into a political manifesto.

The board will have one more opportunity to consider (and amend) the standards in May. Then teachers and students will be saddled with these standards for the next decade.

The following List of Shame is a summary of some of the worst examples from what is truly a debacle for public education:

•Religious conservatives on the board killed a proposed standard that would have required high school government students to “examine the reasons the Founding Fathers protected religious freedom in America by barring government from promoting or disfavoring any particular religion over all others.” That means the board rejected teaching students about the most fundamental constitutional protection for religious freedom in America. (3/11/10)
•Even as board members continued to demand that students learn about “American exceptionalism,” they stripped Thomas Jefferson from a world history standard about the influence of Enlightenment thinkers on political revolutions from the 1700s to today. In Jefferson’s place, the board’s religious conservatives inserted Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin. They also removed the reference to “Enlightenment ideas” from the standard, requiring that students simply learn about the “writings” of various thinkers (including Calvin and Aquinas). (3/11/10)
•Board conservatives succeeded in censoring the word “capitalism” in the standards, requiring that the term for that economic system be called “free enterprise” throughout all social studies courses. Board members such as Terri Leo and Ken Mercer charged that “capitalism” is a negative term used by “liberal professors in academia.” (3/11/10)
•The board removed the concepts of “justice” and “responsibility for the common good” from a list of characteristics of good citizenship for Grades 1-3. (The proposal to remove “equality” failed.) (1/14/10)

cushioncrawler
03-14-2010, 07:26 PM
•Social conservatives on the board removed Santa Barraza from a Grade 7 Texas history standard on Texans who have made contributions to the arts because they objected to one of her (many) paintings — one including a depiction of a woman’s exposed breasts. Yet some of Barraza’s works had been displayed in the Texas Governor’s Mansion during the gubernatorial administration of George W. Bush in the 1990s. (3/11/10)
•The board stripped Dolores Huerta, cofounder of United Farm Workers of America, from a Grade 3 list of “historical and contemporary figures who have exemplified good citizenship.” Conservative board members said Huerta is not a good role model for third-graders because she’s a socialist. But they did not remove Hellen Keller from the same standard even though Keller was a staunch socialist. Don McLeroy, a conservative board member who voted to remove Huerta, had earlier added W.E.B. DuBois so the Grade 2 standards. McLeroy apparently didn’t know that DuBois had joined the Communist Party in the year before he died. (1/14/10)
•In an absurd attempt to excuse Joseph McCarthy’s outrageous witchhunts in the 1950s, far-right board members succeeded in adding a requirement that students learn about “communist infiltration in U.S. government” during the Cold War. (Board member Don McLeroy has even claimed outright that Joseph McCarthy has been “vindicated,” a contention not supported by mainstream scholarship.) (1/15/10)
•The board voted in January to remove children’s book author Bill Martin Jr. from a Grade 3 standard about significant writers and artists because members confused the author of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? with another Bill Martin who had written a book about Marxism. An embarrassed board reinserted Martin into the Grade 3 standards in March. (3/11/10)
•Board members added Friedrich von Hayek to a standard in the high school economics course even though some board members acknowledged that they had no idea who the Austrian-born economist even was. (3/11/10)
•The board added a requirement that American history students learn about conservative heroes and icons such as Phyllis Schlafly, the Heritage Foundation and the Moral Majority. The board included no similar standard requiring students to learn about individuals and organizations simply because they are liberal. (1/15/10)
•Board conservatives passed a standard for the eighth-grade U.S. history class requiring students to learn about the ideas in Jefferson Davis’ inaugural address as president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. (1/14/10)
•In a high school government standard about “the importance of the expression of different points of view in a democratic republic,” the board added a requirement that students learn about the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms. (3/11/10)
•The board’s bloc of social conservatives tried to water down instruction on the history of the civil rights movement. One board amendment, for example, would have required students to learn that the civil rights movement created “unreasonable expectations for equal outcomes.” That failed to pass. Other amendments passed in January minimized the decades of struggle by women and ethnic minorities to gain equal and civil rights. (Board member Don McLeroy even claimed that women and minorities owed thanks to men and “the majority” for their rights. Earlier in the revision process, a conservative appointed by McLeroy to a curriculum team had complained about an “over-representation of minorities” in the standards.) Under pressure from civil rights groups, the board partially reversed those earlier amendments. (3/11/10)
•The board’s right-wing faction removed references to “democratic” (or “representative democracy”) when discussing the U.S. form of government. The board’s majority Republicans changed those references to “constitutional republic.” Board member Cynthia Dunbar also won approval for changing references to “democratic societies” to “societies with representative government.” (3/11/10)
•Religious conservatives stripped from the high school sociology course a standard having students “differentiate between sex and gender as social constructs and determine how gender and socialization interact.” Board member Barbara Cargill argued that the standard would lead students to learn about “transexuals, transvestites and who knows what else.” She told board members she had conducted a “Google search” to support her argument. Board member Ken Mercer complained that the amendment was about “sex.” The board consulted no sociologists during the debate. (3/11/10)
•Board member Barbara Cargill proposed a standard to the high school economics course requiring students to “analyze the decline in the value of the U.S. dollar since the inception of the Federal Reserve System since 1913.” After debate, the board passed a revised standard that requires students to “analyze the decline in the value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard.” References to 1913 and the Federal Reserve System were dropped. The board consulted no economists during the debate. (3/11/10)
•The board approved a standard requiring students to learn about “any unintended consequences” of the Great Society, affirmative action and Title IX. (3/11/10)
•In a high school U.S. history standard on musical genres that have been popular over time, the board’s bloc of social conservatives removed “hip hop,” equating this broad genre with “gangsta rap.” (3/11/10)
•The board voted to use “BC” and “AD” rather than “BCE” and “CE” in references to dates in the history classes. That means students going off to college won’t be familiar with what has become an increasingly common standard for dates. (3/10/10)
•The board removed Oscar Romero, a prominent Roman Catholic archbishop who was assassinated in 1980 (as he was celebrating Mass) by rightists in El Salvador, from a world history standard about leaders who led resistance to political oppression. Romero, they argued, wasn’t of the same stature as others listed in the standards: Nelson Mandela and Mohandas Gandhi. One board member argued that “he didn’t have his own movie like the others.” He quickly reversed himself — the film Romero, based on the archbishop’s life, was released in 1989 and starred actor Raul Julia in the title role. (3/10/10)
•The board’s right-wing faction removed a reference to propaganda as a factor in U.S. entry into World War I. (The role of propaganda on behalf of both the Allies and Central Powers in swaying public opinion in the United States is well-documented. Republican Pat Hardy noted that her fellow board members were “rewriting history” with that and similar changes.) (1/15/10)
•The board changed a “imperialism” to “expansionism” in a U.S. history course standard about American acquisition of overseas territories in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Board conservatives argued that what the United States did at the time was not the same as European imperialism. (1/15/10)

cushioncrawler
03-14-2010, 07:28 PM
Statement on Texas Curriculum DebacleMarch 12, 2010 by TFN
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller released the following statement after a divided State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to new social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools:

“Some board members themselves acknowledged this morning that the process for revising curriculum standards in Texas is seriously broken, with politics and personal agendas dominating just about every decision. We could probably choose a handful of names at random from a phone book and find folks who demonstrate more competence and responsibility in deciding what nearly 5 million Texas kids learn in their public school classrooms.”

Stretch
03-14-2010, 08:15 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">anytime I see some **** having to use CAPS to make his post sound like reely important....I know I can skip over that, and read the morning comic section of the paper instead.
Fact is Texas wants to emphasize some parts of history,omit some, and work their version of theology( think "big tent", Bible Baptist) in there....</div></div>

And as evidence of this ...

you present ...

nothing?

LWW &lt;--- Unsurprised. </div></div>

LOL Keep reading. I know how much you enjoy eating Crow. St.

wolfdancer
03-15-2010, 04:15 AM
Mack,I think we have some of the Texas School board,history revisionists, on this site.... Next they will want to replace Jefferson with GWB on Mt. Rushmore, maybe....

LWW
03-15-2010, 06:18 AM
All I see is an unlinked opinion.

If accurate, most of those changes were on the side of truth.

Did you have a point?

LWW

Qtec
03-15-2010, 06:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">most of those changes were on the side of truth. </div></div>

What changes?

Q

wolfdancer
03-15-2010, 12:27 PM
and "whose truth"???

wolfdancer
03-15-2010, 06:36 PM
Mac, more on the story....or should that be "morons, the story"

"Washington Monthly reveals how a small group of ultraconservative Texas residents has managed to rewrite the public school textbooks used across the entire nation:

“Evolution is hooey…the way I evaluate history textbooks is first I see how they cover Christianity and Israel. Then I see how they treat Ronald Reagan.”
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“Evolution is hooey…the way I evaluate history textbooks is first I see how they cover Christianity and Israel. Then I see how they treat Ronald Reagan.” </div></div>
What a great quote, and it nicely sums up the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"...in regards to the "Party"
I wonder if they will also note that both stars in the film "Bedtime for Bonzo" were elected President??? Lets see now, to expand the coverage on RR, they could remove both Franklins,
Benny and Roosevelt.

Views like these are relatively common in East Texas. But McLeroy is no ordinary citizen…[he] sits on the Texas State Board of Education, [and leads] an activist bloc that holds enormous sway over the body’s decisions.

As the state goes through the once-in-a-decade process of rewriting the standards for its textbooks, the faction is using its clout to infuse them with ultraconservative ideals. They aim to rehabilitate Joseph McCarthy, bring global-warming denial into science class, and downplay the contributions of the civil rights movement. (wonder if they can rehabilitate GW in this century?)
redacting an retracting (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts1253)