You might be very surprised to learn that many of Tennessee's school textbooks are full of anti-American, anti-capitalist and anti-Christian bias as well as grave errors.
Recently a parent brought me one of her child's textbooks. I was very dissapointed that the Tennessee Textbook Commission could have selected this book. One example of the bias in this book is this quote I have committed to memory because it disturbed me so much "Capitalism is a system where the people starve because they do not control the means of production therefore they do not make enough money." The preceding paragraph glorifying Socialism was just as disturbing.
A number of us in the General Assembly are committed to making changes on the State Textbook Commission next Session but right now You are Needed! Please make time for this opportunity - it is truly something that YOU can do that will help EVERY student in Tennessee!
The press release below contains information about this opportunity. Please call the number in the press release or call my office should you need more information: 615-741-7462.
Rep. Susan Lynn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2013
New Textbooks Available for Public’s Review; Input Encouraged
NASHVILLE—New K-12 social studies textbooks proposed for use in Tennessee public schools during the 2014-15 school year are on display in 10 district textbook collection sites located across the state.
As in past years, the public can review all textbooks at any time during the six-year adoption period, but public comments on the proposed social studies textbooks must be submitted by Sept. 11, 2013, to be considered by the publisher. Forms are available at each site for public input. The 10 textbook collection sites also house all the books on the approved list for all subject areas.
Morgan Branch, director of textbook services, encouraged parents, family members, educators, and the general public to visit the textbook sites and to participate in the review process. “It is very important for the public to have access to the textbooks under consideration," Branch said. “Our goal is to provide a wide variety of materials that enrich and support the curriculum and address students’ varied interests, abilities, and learning styles.”
In addition to citizen input, a state review committee of teachers is assisting the Tennessee Textbook Commission members with their evaluation of the textbooks. Commission members can also use the professional expertise of teachers in their local school systems.
After the commission’s Sept. 16, 2013, meeting, a workshop will be held for textbook publishers to respond to the reviews of their books and to answer questions from a representative panel of the reviewers and commission members. At their October 2013 meeting, commission members will vote on the new editions to recommend to the State Board of Education for the 2013 official list of textbooks, after which state board members will make the final decision on the official list. Local school systems can then choose which textbooks to adopt from the official state textbook list for a six-year period.
Citizens interested in reviewing the proposed social studies textbooks should contact the director of the textbook collection site in their area.
James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and Donald Taylor, the president of Unite-Here, penned a letter to the president explaining to him that Obamacare is set to destroy the unionized middle class.
That is really what they said.
Boy times have changed. Guess maybe we actually should have read the legislation before we passed it huh?
If the Teamsters are coming out against Obamacare along with many other unions, and employers are coming out against Obamacare, and religious organizations which provide healthcare to the poor are coming out against Obamacare, and doctors from Alaska to Florida are leaving the profession because of Obamacare, and even the Congress people who voted for Obamcare are coming out against Obamacare, maybe it’s time we got rid of Obamcare. Read The Full Story
Aides to Sen. Rand Paul said the Kentucky Republican's participation in Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign ad should not be construed as an endorsement for a third term in the Senate.
Paul, a tea party favorite who praises Alexander in the Volunteer State Republican's statewide ads, said through a spokesman his remarks should be viewed in a very narrow context.
"The footage that Sen. Alexander's campaign is using is from a public press conference in regards to a bill they both cosponsored," spokesman Sergio Gor said. "At this time Senator Paul has not made an endorsement in this race."
Viewed in a broader light, Paul's actions belie his statement in the ad that "Nobody wants to say no to Lamar Alexander.
In fact, Paul opposed Alexander on three recent, high-profile votes: the "fiscal cliff" measure, an Internet sales tax bill and immigration reform. Read The Full Story
Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers, Smart Phones In The State Through Internet Cafe Ban: Lawsuit
When Florida lawmakers recently voted to ban all Internet cafes, they worded the bill so poorly that they effectively outlawed every computer in the state, according to a recent lawsuit.
In April Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a ban on slot machines and Internet cafes after a charity tied to Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll was shut down on suspicion of being an Internet gambling front -- forcing Carroll, who had consulted with the charity, to resign.
Florida's 1,000 Internet cafes were shut down immediately, including Miami-Dade's Incredible Investments, LLC, a café that provides online services to migrant workers, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Read The Full Story