Reading, Writing and Reaganism

September 4, 2009 8:51 a.m.

Because of the state’s size and statewide standards, Texas’s choice of school books is often adopted by state’s and school districts around the country. And the state is about to adopt a policy only to adopt textbooks which teach students to “identify significant conservative advocacy organizations and individuals, such as Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly, and the Moral Majority.”

An earlier proposal to de-emphasize the American founding fathers in favor of biblical precepts didn’t make the cut. But a new emphasis on the teachings of Newt Gingrich may be coming to a high school near you.

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