from the web site…

To prepare our kids for the 21st century, I insist that:

  • Politicians stop dragging our children’s schools into the “culture wars”

  • Decisions about what students learn are based on sound scholarship and the work of real experts in every subject

  • Classroom teachers and professors in our state’s world-class colleges and universities – not politicians promoting personal agendas – guide the adoption of curriculum standards and textbooks

Our kids deserve better. Our future depends on it.

From the email one receives on signing the petition:

What can you do?

1. Write to the board and express your concerns. (Read some background information here on problems with the social studies revisions.) E-mail the SBOE by clicking here.

2. Call your local legislator, and tell her or him that you are dissatisfied with the board’s actions. Remind your representative that the Texas Legislature has the authority to reform this board and the process by which they adopt curriculum. You can find out who represents you by going to this website.

3. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. It’s important that this issue remain front and center in the media. Click here for information on how to write an effective letter to the editor.

4. Get five of your friends to sign the Just Educate petition and join this movement. Forward this

5. Spread the message across Facebook. Invite your friends to join the Just Educate Facebook group.

 Just Educate

Read the background:

For those who may have forgotten…
Rule 247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators:
Standard 2.4. The educator shall not interfere with a colleague’s exercise of political, professional, or citizenship rights and responsibilities.

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