6/29/2010 9:24 AM
State Board of Education member Ken Mercer (R-San Antonio) produced a youtube video responding to the persistent misstatements of fact propagated by the board's left-wing critics. In particular, Mercer notes that the new social studies standards adopted by the conservative State Board of Educaiton include more Hispanics than ever before. But Mercer notes that the board took care to include Hispanics who served in the Military, conservative judges like former Texas Supreme Court Justice Raul Gonzalez, and Hispanic heros of the Texas Revolution. Those Hispanics don't necesarily suit the agenda of the far left, because they weren't union rabble-rousers and they supported Texas independence, rather than Texas becoming part of Mexico again.
We post Mercer's youtube video below:
2 comment(s) so far...
By Peggy Venable on
6/30/2010 9:35 AM
The SBOE did a great job on the standards. It is amazing to see the opposition - lead by the American Atheists Association and the Texas (anti-)Freedom Network. Hats off to the SBOE and thanks to The Hon. Ken Mercer for his hard work.
We are honoring the SBOE members who voted RIGHT on the standards at the Defending the American Dream Summit in Austin this weekend - for information go to: www.TXDream.org
By Liberty Institute on
7/6/2010 3:40 PM
The Texas Social Studies standards are now available for everyone to read. Go to www.juststatethefacts.com to find a link to the actual standards.