A battle is brewing over new proposed high school lesson plans that include U.S. history without mentioning our founding fathers and even explicit sex education textbooks.
The Texas School Board is mulling whether to scrap new Advanced Placement history guidelines which among other things, glosses over World War Two.
“If you're not going to teach about our founding fathers or the atrocities, or even mention Hitler's name, that's the agenda of liberals to diminish America's pride and nationalism,” says state school board member David Bradley.
That's why officials in the Lone Star State continue to fight.
“The State Board of Education does have the nuclear option,” Bradley tells KTRH News. “We can simply eliminate AP American History as a course that's eligible as a graduation requirement.”
An online petition against the new guidelines has gathered over 1,000 signatures.
Meanwhile, parents in one California district are fighting the use of a sex education textbook which covers bondage, toys and even binge drinking.
“We have fought those wars in the past,” says Bradley. “The health textbooks have always been controversial.”