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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEXAS’ PUBLIC SCHOOL HISTORY STANDARDS DURING 2009 AND 2010, AND HOW AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM AND OUR FOUNDING PRINCIPLES WON OUT OVER THE LEFTIST “EXPERTS” CULTURE WAR ON TEXAS’ EDUCATION
 
“I would say that the odds that our new history standards will help teach our children what it means to be an American are pretty good.  America has awakened from a long hibernation of complacency.  Mainstream America wants their children to know about what it means to be an American.”
          FROM FOREWORD TO: TEXAS TROUNCES THE LEFT"S WAR ON HISTORY -
          DR. DON McLEROY, FORMER CHAIRMAN, TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION 
 
“The inclusion of the Celebrate Freedom Week principles in the standards reflects proper emphasis on the founding documents. Teaching American Exceptionalism places history in an overall positive context. All told, these are the best social studies standards since before World War II.”
          DAVID BARTON, PRESIDENT, WALLBUILDERS
 
“Businesses and people are moving to Texas because they see a traditionalist state, that we stand for what is right, not for what is politically correct. This book tells how conservatives, by ensuring a positive view of history, advanced the concept.”
          WAYNE CHRISTIAN, MEMBER, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 
"Academic 'experts' attempted to delete Veteran’s Day, July 4th, the Liberty Bell, Christmas and Rosh Hashanah. These 'experts' also wanted to delete any mention of the American system of Free Enterprise, while repeatedly emphasizing their agenda of global, not American citizenship. These were real, documented attempts of political revisionism by radical academics, that are now a matter of public record."
          KEN MERCER, MEMBER, TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
“This book tells the story about how Texas conservatives held strong. As a result, our children will know about the founding principles of this country. They will know what makes America great, and they will then recognize it -- in the future -- when leaders try to violate those principles.”
          KELLY SHACKELFORD, PRESIDENT AND CEO, LIBERTY INSTITUTE
 
“Bill Ames and I have worked together for ten years. Textbooks in 2002, legislation in 2003, to standards in 2009 and 2010. Through all of this, the American Atheists and the Texas Freedom Network attempted to change our curriculum. This book describes how the left was defeated in their attempt to rewrite American history.”
          PEGGY VENABLE, TEXAS DIRECTOR, AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY