[quote][i]Originally posted by Gainzo+Nov 11 2004, 04:29 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>[b]QUOTE[/b] (Gainzo @ Nov 11 2004, 04:29 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-jets5ever[/i]@Nov 11 2004, 04:22 PM
[b] Gainzo - In Texas, the Comissioner of the Board of Education is appointed by the elected Governor. The rest of the 15-member State Board of Education are elected officials. If 90% of the good people of Texas people disagree with these things, they are free to vote any and all of these people out of office, and put different people into those roles. It's the great thing about democracy and federalism. It's how the system works. These officials are accountable to the people for their actions. What's the problem? [/b][/quote]
I was not aware of that. When were the last elections held? Was there active competition for these positions? I could go on and on.
The bottom line is that this sets a rather scary precedent. [/b][/quote]
Gainzo - there are many aspects of local, state and national policy with which I disagree. So, I stay informed and I vote accordingly. Again, what is the problem? Who cares if there was active competition, or that you weren't aware of this, or whatever else? The world does not stop and start at your convenience. It is YOUR responsibility to stay informed and abreast of what is going on in the world around you.
This is a policy enacted by legitimately elected officials, who are all accountable to their constituents. Again, if the people of Texas don't like it, they have a recourse to change it. If they do like it, then these people are doing their jobs well. My opinion or your opinion about it is irrelevant, in a practical sense.
Do I think this stuff should be included in textbooks? Sure, I do. So, I vote accordingly in my home state.