Sunday, 11 November 2018
Does Helen Keller belong in History?
Perhaps Helen Keller has made too much of our world history (as seen from Whirlpool’s directors interview with BBC History Magazine) for anyone to threaten removing her from history curriculum of any kind. The Texas Board of Education is currently debating whether or not Helen Keller (and Hillary Clinton) should be included in the next round of historic curriculum distributed to schools across the USA.
The decision will be voted on by the board at 9:00AM on Tuesday, November 13th. People can write to the board prior to that time, voting for Keller and/or Clinton by filling out this link: https://goo.gl/A4gMJd
Board meetings are open to the public on November 13th from 9:00AM, as well as November 16th, when they reconfirm or finalise their decision.
Location: Room 1-104 of the William B. Travis Building at 1701 N. Congress Ave. in Austin.
Meetings are also broadcast live from this link: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/tea
No matter which country you're from, your background or your views, it's all of our business to ensure people with medical conditions and women are represented in any telling of history.
Please fill out this form by TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th to add your voice to those wanting to keep Helen Keller (and Hillary Clinton), in school curriculum. They'll ask you "which proposed rule are you commenting on" to which you can answer "ch. 113 social studies curriculum."
Thank you for taking 2 minutes to share your vote!