March 14, 2010

Texas: Just Secede Already

The War On Facts onegoodmove

Dear Other 49 States,

There's an easy fix to this problem. Don't buy textbooks. I mean I could hardly teach from a history textbook with a straight face after reading Lies My Teacher Told Me anyway. And think of the savings! We could use the books in the library instead and have a much more interesting discussion. Remember, our job is to teach student how to think, not what to believe. That's the main thing those yahoos on the Texas BOE have forgotten.

Image created by Dr. Phil Plait, back when this same group of yahoos were trying to mess with evolution.

*update: Dr. Plait has his own reaction to the Texas BOE, with updated graphic!


Michael Taylor said...

We actually taught from "Lies my Teacher Told Me" when we home schooled our oldest. Needless to say, we didn't fit in too well with the typical home-school crowd.

The library actually has a very nice audio course called Rethinking our Past by James W. Loewen. It's on my iPhone now. If you haven't listened to it yet you should.

Jim said...

sounds awesome, thanks! i'll look for it...