In case you missed it, last night Don McLeroy, the former chair of the Texas Board of Education, appeared on the Colbert Report.
You get a striking sense that McLeroy had no idea what he was walking into — that he was the butt of the joke.
Sure, he’s the subject of a new documentary, but you *know* he was really brought on because the idea of a fake religious conservative interviewing a real religious conservative was too good for the Colbert staff to pass up.
While you watch, pay attention to how McLeroy reacts every time Stephen makes fun of his views. He doesn’t seem to have any response… so he just presses on by saying something else even dumber.
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So that’s the guy Texas chose to guide the state standards in education. That’s the reason science and history curriculums across the state are being gutted in favor of revisionist, Bible-based learnin’.
Is it any wonder Texas students are increasingly less prepared to go to college? They just don’t have a strong enough basis in reality. Hopefully, some rogue science and history teachers found a way to bypass the state standards and give their kids the education they deserve…