The Texas State Board of Education is getting a lot of (well-deserved) flak for dropping Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the American Declaration of Independence, from the world history curriculum standards for public schools. And board member Cynthia Dunbar, R-Richmond, who proposed striking Jefferson from those standards, is offering an absurd excuse for what she did. Dunbar has been reminding reporters that Jefferson still appears in standards for American history and arguing that his inclusion in the world history standards was inappropriate: "It's just an issue of being germane. It was world history, and it was a list of political philosophers (from which Jefferson got removed). He's mentioned in U.S. history and in government where you talk about the Founding Fathers and the political philosophers." Dunbar's statement is both outrageously ignorant and deeply hypocritical. Read More

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