SocraticGadfly: Faith-based English in Texas?

May 23, 2008

Faith-based English in Texas?

Texas says “we will teach goodly English.”

We just will ignore our state’s English teachers’ ideas on how to do that.

That’s the Religious Right, euphemistically called “social conservatives” by their quasi-cohabitator Dallas Morning Snooze, doing another stealth job.
“It is disheartening that the board has completely discounted the recommendations of teachers who are in the classroom teaching these subjects,” said Cynthia Tyroff of Texas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, one of 17 teacher associations that worked on the teacher-backed plan.

You know what’s also disheartening? We’re stuck with the state’s new English instruction standards for the next decade.

Hasta la vista, good grammar!

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