April 10, 2003
Silver Linings Dept.

Among the many items that have been cut or threatened to be cut by our slash-and-burn Legislature this year has been school textbooks. This has led to at least one oddly satisfying outcome:

A social studies textbook that identifies Ann Richards as the current governor will continue to be used in Texas schools if lawmakers cut $382 million for updated material from the state budget, a group of educators said Wednesday.

Richards has not been governor since January 1995. The current governor is Rick Perry.

Somehow, pretending that the governors who succeeded Ann Richards don't exist makes this otherwise glum possibility a bit easier to take.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 10, 2003 to Budget ballyhoo | TrackBack

I find it less satisfyingly funny than you do, but maybe that's because I was a hair's breadth from being a social studies teacher at the time they were updating those textbooks.

Posted by: Ginger on April 10, 2003 12:38 PM