Texas is considering a new social studies curriculum. Apparently the authors have removed Christmas and Rosh Hashanah from the sixth grade lessons.
The previous sixth grade curriculum included Christmas, Easter, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan. The new one makes no mention of Christmas or Rosh Hashanah, and has added the Hindu festival Diwali.
Members of the review committee explained that “the examples include the key holiday from each of the five major religions.”
Apparently the State Board of Education is likely to reverse this change. According to Dallas State Trustee Geraldine Tincy Miller, “the experts made a mistake.”