In case you missed it, the legislation enabling Tennessee's school textbook selection committee is up for sunset review, meaning the panel could get a makeover or even be eliminated.
The State Senate is holding hearings this week. Tom Humphrey reports on the first day.
There appear to be some legitimate concerns, such as members not showing up for review meetings and unreasonable bonding requirements for publishers. The usual suspects also bring the usual right-wing hair-on-fire rhetoric. Chief among them is Stacey Campfield, who thinks parents should get to vote on what goes in textbooks or something.
This would presumably lead to the Fox and Friends idiocracy correcting school textbooks to include well known facts such as the Earth is only 6,000 years old, the Civil War was fought over liberty and freedom from government oppression, the holocaust never happened, the Apollo moon landings were faked, Ronald Reagan was the first president, Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya, and anthropogenic climate change is a hoax.
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