The real tragedy of the Texas SBOE changes to the Texas curriculum standards is not that the history being taught is revisionist. It’s not. It’s not that white people are trying to pretend that Hispanics don’t exist; that’s not true either. It’s not that the curriculum is now a mountain of conservative propaganda; it’s not – it just has a marginally less progressive slant.

The real tragedy is that there is a state entity deciding what your children will learn in the first place. Curriculum decisions ought to be made by parents and teachers and local school boards, and textbooks ought to be published for those who want them, just like every other kind of book.

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