Two things that evidently don’t go together are Hillary Clinton and Texas. She just lost her very last shred of dignity in that state. Perhaps karma is in play after all.
The Texas Board of Education has voted to remove Hillary Clinton from their K-12 social studies curriculum. The final vote won’t be until November. In the meantime, let’s look at some of the reasons that any sane educational system would not want Hillary held up as a role model:
- Trump Dossier
- Vince Foster Death
- The Clinton Foundation
- Removal of Gaddafi in Libya
- Private Email Server
- Uranium One
- Bill Clinton’s Abuse of Women and Affairs
In fact, there are too many to list here. Hillary could be her own course on criminality. I’m dead serious on that point. Her only solid accomplishments all involve corruption.
Hillary isn’t the only one up for removal. Helen Keller, Barry Goldwater, and others are on the potential chopping block as well. The vote was made following recommendations on revisions from the Texas Education Agency, which established a working group to review current curriculum standards.
From Business Insider:
“The board says its decision to remove certain historical figures is not a ban on teaching about them, reports the Dallas Morning News. Instead, teaching about figures like Keller and Clinton optional.
“The decision was triggered after several members of the 15-person working group concluded there were too many historical figures for Texas kids to have to remember.
“Also on the chopping block: Lessons about Barry Goldwater, the first Jewish candidate to run for president from a major party.
“High schoolers had previously learned about Hillary Clinton under a “citizenship” portion of the curriculum which included “significant political and social leaders” such as Andrew Carnegie, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Thurgood Marshall.
“Similarly, third-graders learned about Keller in a lesson about “the characteristics of good citizenship.”
“According to the rubric for inclusion, Clinton scored a 5 out of 21 points. Keller scored a 7 out of 20. Teachers will still be required to teach lessons on former president Bill Clinton.”
More from The Daily Wire on the inner reasoning for this proposed move:
“Two of the teachers involved in making the recommendations regarding what should be cut from the curriculum told the Dallas News that students are required to learn about so many historical figures that it prevents real learning from taking place.
“The group tasked with making the recommendations came up with criteria to rank historical figures so that students would only have to focus on the “essential ones.”
“The Dallas News reports that the criteria, “asked questions like, ‘Did the person trigger a watershed change’; ‘Was the person from an underrepresented group’; and ‘Will their impact stand the test of time?'”
The board also voted to soften their language on slavery as the cause of the Civil War. It would seem that Democrats wanted slavery to remain the single greatest catalyst of the Civil War, but the board voted to retain sectionalism and state rights as “contributing factors.” I think that makes a great deal of sense.
The board also voted to retain in the curriculum a reference to the “heroism” of the defenders of the Alamo, which had been recommended for elimination, as well as Moses’ influence on the writing of the nation’s founding documents, multiple references to “Judeo-Christian” values and a requirement that students explain how the “Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict” in the Middle East.
Ostensibly, taking Clinton out of the curriculum also has the added benefit of saving teachers 30 minutes of instruction time. Half an hour no longer tainted by Clinton? Sold! Out of 20 points, Clinton scored a 5. I’m surprised it was that high.
I took a more serious look at this a couple of days ago. But I have to say it’s hard not to cheer Hillary Clinton being taken out of the classroom. It’s like curing the plague. Erasing Hillary from our memories is all that’s important! And not exposing our children to her in the first place would qualify as good parenting.
The board’s decision will affect 5.4 million Texas public school students. So, their ruling will be widespread. There is something very satisfying about remembering the Alamo and forgetting Hillary Clinton. Just sayin’.