Posted by Ted (other posts) on August 27, 2017 at 23:27:47 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Another New School Year, Another School With Hair Rules posted by Long Hair In Albany on August 27, 2017 at 17:48:52:
: : One thing I would mention here is, where republicans control the white house, the senate and the house, their ascention to power started in Texas at the local level. They ran candidates who won for the school committees, and other local offices. This is one of the reasons why, when you vote, it so critical to vote in those pesky local elections. So in Texas, the teachers may be liberal, but the school boards are not.
: : It's also critical to watch who runs for school committee, you may not realize until after they are elected, that the moderate candidate you elected turns out to be a right wing radical that wants to force their religious views down your kids throats. (In too many areas of the US of A freedom of religion means freedom for Christian only.) I found that out the hard way many years ago when I was one of the few Jews living in Wisconsin. )
: One thing I would also add to this is, Texas buys the most
: textbooks, so it is the Texas School Committees that dictate what those textbooks teach. That is why school textbook skip over things like evolution.
Bottom line. Texas sucks but we do have good barbecue down here!