Removing Jefferson

They're grim alright

Cutting out Jefferson?

So much for those ‘Founders’ we hear so much about.

From TFN Insider:

9:30 – Board member Cynthia Dunbar wants to change a standard having students study the impact of Enlightenment ideas on political revolutions from 1750 to the present. She wants to drop the reference to Enlightenment ideas (replacing with “the writings of”) and to Thomas Jefferson. She adds Thomas Aquinas and others. Jefferson’s ideas, she argues, were based on other political philosophers listed in the standards.

To paraphrase a local political figure: I will fight you with every fiber of my being before I let you do this.

Apparently politics is supposed to get extreme this year – and this is exactly the way to start it by attacking the core of America’s beliefs.

Hat tip to Say It Ain’t So and TFN

Think Progress has more.

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