Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Texas Approves Right Wing Curriculum Revisions

After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.


Teh Gay Ruins Mississippi Prom

A lesbian student wanted to wear a tuxedo and accompany her girlfriend to the prom in a Northern Mississippi school district. Chaos ensued. It turns out that Itawamba County school district has an explicit policy requiring that senior prom dates be of the opposite sex. (This is the same school district that got in trouble some years back for intercom-led prayer and bible sessions.)

The AClU dove in. The school district canceled the prom but refuses to say exactly why.

So, look for a private non-school related anti-gay prom-like “event” to occur in Itawamba County this spring.
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