According to the Morning News, students were previously given an assignment to "evaluate the contributions of significant political and social leaders in the United States", including Hillary Clinton, Andrew Carnegie, Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O'Connor.
Although Clinton and Keller, along with other historical figures, were removed from the curriculum, that does not mean teachers are prohibited from including them in lessons.
The Texas State Board of Education voted Friday to remove seven historical figures from the social studies curriculum taught in public schools.
The board's action came after a work group of volunteers recommended the move.
Texas Monthly reported that board members had considered cutting a "value-laden" phrase about "all the heroic defenders who gave their lives" in the 1836 battle of the Alamo against Mexican soldiers in what was then Mexican Texas.
It should be noted: According to multiple websites (History.com, a site hosted by Texas A&M University, among others), the author of the "Victory or Death" letter is Lt. Col. William Barret Travis, not William Barrett Travis.
The former Democratic Party candidate and the first woman to run for President was not the only historic figure recommended to be dunked from the state curriculum in a traditionally Republican state. Both said the state required students to learn about so many historical figures that it resulted in rote memorization of dates and names instead of real learning. A work group made its recommendations to the board based on a rubric it created on how "essential" it was to learn about certain historical figures. It included questions like "Did the person trigger a watershed change" and "Will their impact stand the test of time?" By the group's gauge, Clinton received just 5 points out of 20; Keller got 7.
The change is considered part of an effort to streamline the curriculum and the group estimates the change will save teachers 30 minutes of instruction time.
In 2010, controversy erupted over a bid by conservatives on the State Board of Education to label the grotesque American slave trade by the innocuous term the "Atlantic triangular trade". "In speaking to teachers and testifiers, they did not mention these specific deletions".
Decisions made by the Texas Board of Education often spill over into the rest of the country, because textbook manufacturers have historically geared their material toward the requirements of the state's market - although this influence has declined somewhat in recent years.
Curiously, however, this rubric gave ideal scores to local members of the Texas Legislature.
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