It is important to teach our children reality in all courses. Therefore, we must challenge the proposal to replace mentioning Christmas and references to Christianity and Judaism with a Hindu religious festival. Erasing knowledge of our own religious/cultural heritage is not in the best interest of educating our children in the study of the world and their place in it. Learning about other nations and cultures should not come at the expense of learning who America is and what she believes.
Such curriculum is not concerned with the regard citizens have for this nation, nor with instructing our children upon graduation how to interact with other nations through business partnerships or recreational visits. Such curriculum seeks to create graduates of American schools that are subservient, not equal, to any foreign culture.
After reading the article below, if you feel compelled to make your voice heard on this issue here are the numbers you can use.
Please call the State Board, local school boards, and governor’s office.
Governor’s Opinion Line: 800-843-5789; 800-252-9600
Texas Education Agency 512-463-9734
Bryan: 209-1175 http://www.bryanisd.org/comments