The Public Eye - Summer 2010 Edition


Students rally at a State Board of Education meeting, Austin, Texas,March 10, 2010. AP Photo/Jack Plunkett.
 

From Schoolhouse to Statehouse:
Curriculum from a Christian Nationalist Worldview

The Public Eye, Fall 2009

On May 21, Texas School Board member Cynthia Dunbar opened the board’s meeting with an invocation: “Whether we look to the first charter of Virginia, or the charter of New England, or the charter of Massachusetts Bay, or the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, the same objective is present—a Christian land governed by Christian principles.”

The board then voted nine to five, along party lines, to adopt new standards that will be used to teach the state’s 4.8 million students—resisting the pleas of educators, historians, and even Rod Paige, a former U.S. secretary of education under President George W. Bush. The new standards emphasize the role of Christianity in U.S. history and promote conservative values.

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Basta Dobbs!
An Interview with roberto lovato

The Public Eye, Summer 2010

Last year, a coalition of Latino/a groups successfully fought to remove anti-immigrant pundit Lou Dobbs from CNN. Political Research Associates Executive Director Tarso Luís Ramos spoke to Presente.org co-founder Roberto Lovato to find out how they did it.  Read more...


Abortion as "Black Genocide"
An Old Scare Tactic Re-Emerges

The Public Eye, Summer 2010

This February, a highly provocative series of 65 billboards went up around Atlanta, which featured an African American infant and the proclamation, “Black Children Are an Endangered Species.” The signs directed viewers to a website, Too Many Aborted.com, created by the Radiance Foundation—a vague anti-abortion and “personal transformation” nonprofit founded by biracial advertising executive Ryan Bomberger—with funding from Georgia Right to Life. Read more...



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From Schoolhouse to Statehouse
Basta Dobbs!
Is Abortion "Black Genocide"?
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