Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was ‘side issue’ to Civil War

Five million public school students in Texas will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation. The state’s guidelines for teaching American history also do not mention the Ku Klux Klan or Jim Crow laws. And when it comes to the Civil War, children are […]

Texas GOP rejects ‘critical thinking’ skills. Really.

(Update: Stephen Colbert’s take; other details) In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, here’s what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education: Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling […]

Healdton, Oklahoma

Population in 2013: 2,803 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.6% Males: 1,168 (41.7%) Females: 1,635 (58.3%) Median resident age: 42.5 years Oklahoma median age: 36.2 years Zip codes: 73438. Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,679 (it was $23,550 in 2000) Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,278 (it was $12,842 in […]

Town of Castle Valley, Utah – Home Page

HC 64 Box 2705Castle Valley, UT 84532-9608Phone: (435) 259-9828Fax: (435) 259- 9846 Beginning Feb. 1. 2016 Mail: The mail boxes at the entrance to the valley are where residents get their mail. Addresses are: HC 64 Box #### Castle Valley UT 84532. UPS & Fed-Ex provide home delivery. It’s always best to put both addresses […]

Castle Dale, Utah

Castle Dale is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,657 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Emery County. Castle Dale, the seat of Emery County government, is located on Cottonwood Creek in Castle Valley, a region of benchlands and river valleys bounded by the Wasatch Plateau […]

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