Everything’s bigger in Texas, including Bullshit Mountain


I used to think I wanted to retire here, but now, not so much:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Amid uproar in conservative circles about perceived anti-American bias in the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course and exam, Texas on Wednesday moved to require its high school students to learn only state-mandated curriculum — not be taught to the national test.

The Board of Education approved a measure declaring that the history curriculum its members set trumps that covered by the AP history course created for classrooms nationwide. That class concludes with an exam that can earn college credit for students who score high enough.

The board must still take a final vote, but the measure’s content isn’t expected to change.

The controversy stems from the recent overhaul of the AP test, administered by the New Jersey-based College Board, that was meant to de-emphasize memorization. The new exam will be given for the first time in May and includes a lengthy framework to help teachers better-prepare students for the requirements.

2 thoughts on “Everything’s bigger in Texas, including Bullshit Mountain

  1. It’s difficult to determine who the liberal is and who the conservative is in this argument. Mercer seems to be the liberal and Hardy the conservative. Mercer rejects the national test in favor of the Texas test because the Texas test contain “a lot of minutia and nitpicking.” Hardy rejects too much information sharing. Mercer wants the students to know that Martin Luther King lived and that there was a Holocaust during WW II. Hardy thinks that knowing those things serves no useful purpose. Of course Mercer’s stand is the correct one to take on this issue. Isn’t it?

  2. Fuckin’ Tejanos. I will laugh my ass off when universities start denying applican’ts from red states. Creating a whole generation in need of protective custody.

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