Texas is one of the largest purchasers of textbooks in the world, and as such Texas policies influence textbook publishing for the USA and across the entire globe. Thus, it is important that we pay attention to the people on the Texas Board of Education, as they signal what content will be acceptable in new textbooks.
Here a some quotes from Mary Lou Bruner, who was just elected to lead District 9:
"I have a master's degree in Special Education and 36 years of experience as a teacher, counselor, and educational diagnostician. I have a BS in elementary education and English and 6 other Texas teaching certificates."
"School shootings started after the schools started teaching evolution."
"Obama has a soft spot for homosexuals because of the years he spent as a male prostitute in his twenties."
"The Democrat Party had JFK killed because the socialists and Communists in the party did not want a conservative president."
"Many of the books which teachers read to your small children are not allowed in jails and prisons because of the bad effect the books have on the prisoners. These books stimulate children to experiment with sex."
"Islam is not a religion."
"If Islam is a religion it is a cult religion."
"It is a goal of United Nations' Agenda 21 and the One World Order to reduce the population of the world by 2/3."
"WE CANNOT ACCEPT UNCONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULINGS WHICH DESTROY FREEDOM OF RELIGION PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT. "
"The dinosaurs on the ark may have been babies and not able to reproduce. It might make sense to take the small dinosaurs onto the ark instead of the ones bigger than a bus."