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Texas School Board Takes Step to Ditch Requirement to Teach About Hillary Clinton in History Classes

Hillary Clinton’s fate could soon be finished in Texas schools as the school board is pushing to eliminate the former Democratic presidential nominee from their schools’ history curriculum.

On Friday, the Texas Board of Education voted to adjust students’ curriculum in history classes, including eliminating multiple historical figures such as Clinton and Helen Keller, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Two teachers, who are also board-nominated volunteers and made recommendations, told the outlet that there are too many figures for students to learn about and that “it resulted in rote memorization of dates and names instead of real learning.”

Using a ranking system, the 15 board members decided which historical figures are “essential” and which ones aren’t.

One of the questions used in the determination was, “Will their impact stand the test of time?”

Clinton, along with other figures, was labeled “not necessary” with a score of five points out of 20.

Eliminating Clinton will save about 30 minutes of teachers’ time. Teachers can still teach about people removed from the list; however, they aren’t required to.

The board also will not make changes to textbooks or other instrumental material.

“There were hundreds of people,” Misty Matthew, a Round Rock teacher, told the Dallas Morning News about the students’ lessons. “Our task was to simplify. … We tried to make it as objective as possible.”

About how many historical figures does each grade learn about, according to the rubric?

.first grade — 11
.second grade — 16
.third grade — 36
.fourth grade — 69
.fifth grade — 40
.seventh grade — 50
.eighth grade — 50.

“There were hundreds of people,” Misty Matthew, a Round Rock teacher, told the Dallas Morning News about the students’ lessons. “Our task was to simplify. … We tried to make it as objective as possible.”

About how many historical figures does each grade learn about, according to the rubric?

first grade — 11
second grade — 16
third grade — 36
fourth grade — 69
fifth grade — 40
seventh grade — 50
eighth grade — 50
Keller received seven points out of 20.

President Donald Trump is not listed due to the fact that students are required to learn about the current president.

This was a preliminary vote by the Texas board, with the final vote in November as to whether or not Clinton, along with others, will continue to be taught to Texas’ 5.4 million school students.

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  1. Mary

    September 16, 2018 at 2:40 am

    The only thing she should be remembered for is the crook that she is.

  2. Kay L. Sellati

    September 16, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Or the four men that died

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