Texas Social Studies Update-“American Exceptionalism” added: March Meetings/Votes Conclude Today, Mavis Knight Loses it, Live Blogging

Mar 12, 2010
Topic: SBOE , Update

Click here for May 2010 Update on Texas Social Studies!! http://txvalues.org/2010/05/28/whats-in-texas-social-studies-just-state-the-facts/

1:11 p.m.  Mavis Knight, Democrat State Board of Education member (Dallas)  finally lost her cool.  And directed it at me.  She’s upset about our criticism of her failed amendment to support the highly debatable concept of the separation of church state.  She also went on and on about liberal versus conservative and how she is above all of this type of wrangling, etc.  Right, that’s why on vote after vote supported by conservatives, there she was, voting against.

After she finished her stern comments at me, I politely asked her if I could respond.  She said “no” and walked away.  Just another elected official who thinks she is above being criticized.    My opinion, she likes to dish it out, but she can take criticism herself.  And trust me, as you have seen in my blog posts, she loves to dish it out and make threats about what she may or may not do when she doesn’t get her way.  She is definitely one of the most liberal members of the State Board of Education, and she knows it and can’t stand that she is now being exposed for such. Will post more details later. 

11:30 a.m. All standards and changes get first reading adoption, 11-4.  An updated version will be available online soon.  The final public hearing and final debates/votes will be taken in May.  Please let us know if you want our help to get involved in this issue!!  email us at legislative@freemarket.org

11:15 p.m.  Knight amendment, wants to put “Hip-Hop” back in.  It fails again.  8-7.  Rs against-Craig, Hardy. Other Rs, including Miller voted against. 

10:40 a.m.  Berlanga amendment, add:  “Tejanos who died at the Alamo.”  Pat Hardy disagrees with this, says there were no Tejano leaders.

10:20 a.m.  Today is the last day of votes and debates on the Social Studies issue before the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE).   The SBOE will meet again in May to finalize their work.

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