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[xmca] Thurgood Marshall, Cesar Chavez: "not models for citizenship" (re: Texas social studies standards)
This is off-topic, but I know some on this list will be interested.
Here's what new Texas State Board Chair has to say about why Thurgood Marshall
and Cesar Chavez don't deserve emulation, and should be demoted from their
present position in the state's social studies standards:
"Marshall and Chavez are "not particularly known for their citizenship," Lowe
said. "Figures we use to represent those character ideals (citizenship,
patriotism and community involvement) and the type of persons we want your
students to emulate should be politically neutral."
Links for the article, related matters, and the current drafts for revised
Texas standards can be found at:
UD School of Education
NEWARK DE 19716
"those who fail to reread
are obliged to read the same story everywhere"
-- Roland Barthes, S/Z (1970)
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