Texas Board of Ed. vote: Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller non-essential in social studies curriculum

Texas Board of Ed. vote: Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller non-essential in social studies curriculum
Hillary Clinton (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – This was a preliminary vote.  It’s an interesting question about Helen Keller.  On Hillary, I’m not really sure how you leave her out.  Independent of other things, she’s the first woman to be a presidential candidate for one of the two major parties.  I’d think that would make her significant for 30-40 years.  Of course, teaching about her without making it a Big Lie propaganda package is another issue.]

The Texas Board of Education on Friday voted to remove former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the state’s social studies curriculum.

The move comes as an effort to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in the state, The Dallas Morning News first reported.

The vote, which was preliminary, came after a 15-member, board-nominated volunteer work group created a scale to grade historical figures, determining which were “essential to learn about and who wasn’t,” The Dallas Morning News reported. …

Clinton scored a 5 on the 20-point scale, while another figure who was also designated for removal, Hellen Keller, earned a 7.

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