Category Archives for Dolores Huerta

Erasing Dolores Huerta from History?

Have you been checking our #ThrowBackTexas page, where we look at what happened when right-wingers on the State Board of Education vandalized social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools four years ago? Even the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute has called the U.S. History standards adopted by the state board back in 2010 a “politicized distortion […]

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Texas SBOE Says ‘No’ to Dolores Huerta, POTUS Says ‘Heck Yeah’

Thought we’d share a photo from our Facebook page. Once shunned by the Texas State Board of Education, Dolores Huerta last month became a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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David Barton’s Problem with Hispanic Civil Rights Leaders

During the Texas State Board of Education‘s revision of social studies curriculum standards in 2009-10, David Barton insisted that the board delete labor and civil rights icon César Chávez from a section on citizenship in the Grade 5 standards: “(H)e certainly lacks the stature, impact, and overall contributions of so many others; and his open […]

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