by Mary Tuma
“This is what happens when you have socialized education pushing particular viewpoints within the classroom. I know Americans are concerned about socialized health care through Obamacare but I think they need to be equally concerned about socialized education through Obamacore," said Dunbar.
Aside from the odd comparison that clearly only intends to pander to the anti-Obama viewership, the "Common Core" standards Dunbar referenced have not been adopted in Texas. In fact, Texas is one of the few states that have yet to sign on. Dunbar's caution of "indoctrination through our textbooks," and fearmongering should only serve to remind us of the damage the SBOE did to social studies education a few years ago. Dunbar, along with her political extremist cohort on the board distorted so much history, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative think tank slapped Texas with a "D" grade for "blatant politicizing" among other serious charges. Another helpful reminder– Dunbar's reign on the board is over and her influence is (thankfully) relegated to the conservative echo chamber these days.