Texas Schoolboard actually desired to erase Thomas Jefferson, Jim Crow, and Slavery.

Count on the Lone Star State to hate.  It's one of the major reasons I left this larger than life, gun-toting state. I do miss Pappadeaux though. Tears. This is an example of what happens when we start erasing history and pretending issues that made America who we are never existed:

  1.  How Texas’ School Board Tried to Pretend Slavery Never Happened and Why Your Kid’s School May Be Next:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryan-monroe/how-texas-school-board-tr_b_586633.html

  2. Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was ‘side issue’ to Civil War: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/150-years-later-schools-are-still-a-battlefield-for-interpreting-civil-war/2015/07/05/e8fbd57e-2001-11e5-bf41-c23f5d3face1_story.html?utm_term=.5355e2fca721

  3. Texas schools approve controversial textbook changes:  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/culture/texas-school-board-approves-controversial-textbook-changes/954/

  4. Texas OKs most new controversial history textbooks amidoutcry http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/21/texas-oks-most-new-controversial-history-textbooks-amid-outcry.html

  5. Here shows the actual passage in the textbook Connecticut had actually distributed.  If it got this far, geeze Louise what is next? Reason we should stay awake!:   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/07/textbook-that-says-some-slaves-treated-like-family-is-pulled.html

  6. Here the State of California is protecting this from happening in California: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/culture/texas-school-board-approves-controversial-textbook-changes/954/  

    "A bill introduced into the California state Senate attempts to protect California schools from the decisions made in Texas by requiring California’s board of education to screen state curricula for any of the new standards adopted in Texas. According to the Associated Press:

    The bill describes the Texas curriculum changes as “a sharp departure from widely accepted historical teachings” and “a threat to the apolitical nature of public school governance and academic content standards in California.”"