Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More drama for Texas Public Education....

Cynthia Dunbar has been strongly advocating more Christianity in the public schools. Her new book, One Nation Under God, argues that the country's founding fathers created "an emphatically Christian government" and believed that government should be guided by a "biblical litmus test."

Ok right about now you're probably thinking..."so what, just another crazy extremist in our society. WRONG!!!! Cynthia Dunbar is a member of the State Board of Education in Texas.

I'm surprised that this has not been on many other people's radars....but this is a huge story. Imagine hiring a waiter at your steak restaurant who turns out later to be an extreme member of PETA. It's almost as a crazy, only the scary thing, is that Cynthis doesn't seem to be concered with how others feel about her stance.

"The fact that the Texas Freedom Network is diametrically opposed to my positions is not anything that is shocking to me, nor is it upsetting to me," she said.

I'm pretty much scared and nervous right now. If something is not done soon, she might start implimenting some of her beliefs into the public education. Hopefully more people will soon find out about this and try to do something about it. I hope sooner than later.

You can read more about her in this article from the houston chronicle.

Can you imagine working for a school district where one of your top administrators shares her same belief?


Teachhub said...

That's nuts. It's one thing to believe in the importance of religious education for your own children, but I can't believe a person in her position would be so cavalier about completely ignoring the first amendment.

It makes me wonder how she got that position.

UltimateTeacher said...

If nothing else, this should be a lesson to us all to educate ourselves on who we are voting for. Hopefully we'll have less nutballs like this one....although I doubt it.