Texas Teachers May Not Be Required to Teach Students About Certain Political & Public Figures
The Texas Board of Education recently voted that teachers will not be required to teach students about certain political and public figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller.
KMAC News reports that these changes would not prohibit teachers from teaching about these topics.
"These are women that have made a historical impact not only on the United States, but also on females that are growing up. So we feel that teachers should be required to teach them as a part of the history, just like they do for their male counterparts," said Clinton Gill with the Texas State Teachers Association. "It's very important for young ladies to have a role model that they can look up to and learn about them all throughout their high school, middle school and elementary schooling."
The board also made decisions to keep references of "Judeo-Christian" values, as well as to reinsert Moses as a Biblical figure of influence.
The final vote is scheduled for November.