Monday, February 22, 2010
Subject: State Board of Education
Sorry for the deluge of emails today, but here's another very important one that was just forwarded to me regarding the State Board of Education. Tarrant County does not have an election on this board this time around, but we all know people in these other areas we can forward this email to. The public school curriculum affects ALL of us, even if we don't have children in the public schools. Read the horrifying email below, and encourage people to vote... Thanks,Julie McCarty NE Tarrant Tea Partypromoting constitutional governance in every precinct in our districts, one voter at a timewww.NETarrantTeaParty.com Begin forwarded message: No one is up for Tarrant County this time, but here are some other races that are very important. Please forward to your friends and family around TX. INFO: The Texas State Board of Education will soon finalize the language that publishers use to align their textbooks to current "acceptable standards." They are receiving pressure and outrageous demands from activists who want to literally re-write American history. The Board is considering many radical changes to the curriculum including: a.. Stripping "Christmas Day" from the textbooks but including a Hindu holiday called "Diwali".b.. Replacing the term "American" with "Global Citizen."c.. Stating that students need to be shaped "for responsible citizenship in a global society."d.. Removing all references to Daniel Boone, General George Patton, Nathan Hale, and Columbus Day.e.. Replacing "expansionism and free enterprise" with "imperialism and capitalism." Because Texas is the nation's largest purchaser of textbooks, many other school systems around the country use these same books. This is a nationally spotlighted race that will affect 50+ million students attending U.S. public schools. Feb. 17, 2010 The State Board of Education largely establishes the philosophy of education in Texas schools. For the past few years, we have been consistently winning victories in relation to textbook content, but only by very narrow margins. (Of the 15 members of the State Board, 10 are Republicans, 5 are Democrats, but only 7 are conservative -- all 7 are Republicans.) The narrow margin of victory in these votes has motivated both the secular liberals and the traditional conservatives. There are five contested seats in this primary -- 4 Republican and 1 Democrat. Two liberals are challenging two conservative incumbents, and two conservatives are challenging two liberal incumbents. The fifth seat is an open race to fill the seat of a retiring conservative incumbent. Below are the 5 Conservatives (running against well funded more liberal opponents) for State Board of Education: 1. KEN MERCER (Dist. 5): www.VoteKenMercer.com[A conservative incumbent Republican who has done a great job];San Antonio area: Llano, Bell, Burnet, Gillespie, Blanco, Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell counties 2. DON McLEROY (Dist. 9): www.DonMcLeroy.com[A conservative incumbent Republican who has done a great job];McLeroy, a Republican, represents Anderson, Brazos, Camp, Cherokee, Delta, Falls, Fannin, Franklin, Freestone, Grimes, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Navarro, Rains, Red River, Robertson, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Walker, and Wood counties, as well as parts of Collin county. 3. BRIAN RUSSELL (Dist. 10): www.BrianRussell.net[Conservative Republican board member Cynthia Dunbar is vacating her seat; Brian is an excellent conservative endorsed by Cynthia Dunbar to fill this seat];District 10 includes all of Austin, Bastrop, Burleson, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Lavaca, Lee, Milam, Waller, Washington, and Williamson counties, as well as portions of Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Travis counties. 4. JOANIE MUENZLER (Dist. 3): www.JoanieMuenzler.com[Joanie is a conservative Democrat running against a liberal Democrat incumbent];District 3 comprises roughly the southern half of Bexar County, the northwestern portion of Hidalgo County, and 11 whole counties in between—Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Frio, Jim Wells, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Medina and Wilson. 5. RANDY RIVES (Dist. 15): www.RandyRives.com[Randy is a strong conservative running against a liberal Republican incumbent; District 15 covers the area in and around Lubbock, Amarillo, San Angelo, Abilene, and Odessa; etc. -- 79 counties -- the largest District in Texas].
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