Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, the Texas State Board of Education on Friday issued a preliminary vote to sharply cut back the social studies curriculum in the state.
One major change is the elimination of required teaching about Hillary Clinton:
As part of an effort to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in Texas, the State Board of Education voted on Friday to change what students in every grade are required to learn in the classroom. They approved the removal of several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller.
Hillary Clinton has been a significant figure in recent U.S.…