- Nov 23, 2010
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"Patriotic education". Get fucked.
It's crazy to look back and see the things I was taught in texas school systems. the civil war wasn't about slavery, it was about states rights. 2 years of texas history; bet you can't guess how that all went. american exceptionalism with westward expansion and aggressive indians. southern heritage.
one wider problem is that texas has an abnormally large influence on ALL textbooks in the US. because Texas is so large and places such high volumes of orders, whoever the people are with their hands in that pot, frequently get to provide feedback and/or the thumbs up/down on certain angles of history being taught... so while texas is a shitshow in its own right, their BS also ends up bleeding into other states.