According to the Texas State Board of Edumacation:
Texas public school students no longer would hear the terms “capitalism” or “free market” under new social studies curriculum standards the State Board of Education is developing.All references will be limited to “free enterprise” after an 8-7 board vote.
Pat Hardy, R-Fort Worth, pleaded with the board not to change the style recommended by board-appointed experts who proposed “free enterprise” with “capitalist, free market” is parenthesis.
“A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this (compromise),” Hardy said. “This board is getting too specific. Leave it as it is.”
State law requires the term “free enterprise,” although college students use “capitalism” and “free market” descriptions.
Teri Leo, R-Spring, urged her colleagues not to compromise “with liberal professors from academia. That’s how we end up with liberal textbooks because that’s who’s writing them,” she said.
Hardy identified one of the primary sponsors of the change, as a Texas A&M professor who, she said, “is not some sort of crazy college liberal.”
The board voted 7-7, so Chair Gail Lowe, R-Lampasas, broke the tie to delete “capitalist” and “free market” in all references.
“We don’t have to apologize for our free enterprise system,” Lowe said.
God help us all…..