Last week, Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R) announced that he had appointed Laurie Cardoza-Moore to serve on the Tennessee Standards Recommendation Committee to oversee “Social Studies materials being reviewed for use in classrooms statewide.” Cardoza-Moore, known for holding extremist views and promoting conspiracy theories, has called "U.S. history textbooks" currently used in classrooms the "
Wow, Tennessee must have the stronger kool-aid in their water, almost Florida and Texas strength. What is happening to this country? Social media and propaganda are likely culprits, it's like we are living in absolute complete alternate universes, and you're never sure which universe the person you're in line with at the coffee shop is living in... this is utterly bizarre.
Remember, it is through education that one controls the population, which is why the Koch brothers started influencing school board elections and submitting their own curriculum for consideration. Along with the actions of Gov. DeSantis this is the strategy for a facist takeover. Very disturbing. Thank you Judd for bringing this to our attention.
So, to sum up, a thoroughly corrupt, disingenuous Republican House leader appoints a thoroughly insane, bigoted loon to head up the state's social studies?
I fail to see the problem here! Why, what could possibly go wrong???????
This appointment is alarming. Millions of people believe baseless conspiracy theories pushed by our enemies to divide and destabilize our country and by the social media companies to make money. Media Literacy beginning in kindergarten is needed to inoculate our country against such brainwashing.
Tennessee, 0 days without being an embarrassment.
What’s keeping Sexton in office after your revelation?
The lunatics have taken over the asylum. The least informed, most deluded, most avaricious, truth-averse, ill-intentioned, and just plain soulless mean people have been quietly put into positions of power through lies. And yet, democrats are still playing checkers.
I bet her family owned a lot of slaves.. also, if that isn’t enough, she was endorsed by mom’s for liberty.. the final nail in the coffin. The very good people of Tennessee need to rally BIG TIME and aid everyone in Tennessee to get registered to vote, especially all black residents. Their vote, their lives and their history is not just marginalized, it’s becoming extinct.
This report is sure evidence of the systemic racism Cardozo wants so vigorously to deny, along with the “systemic ignorance” infecting our education system. We are in trouble as a nation.
These are the sort of bad actors who worry me. Thank you, Judd, for rooting them out.
We keep hearing about nutcase right wing parents who wish for all of their child’s education to be white Christian fairy tales but what about the other parents? Sane parents? They too have “parents choice” rights under these new extremists laws to demand what their kids get to learn.
They surely aren’t all sitting back letting this all fly, without a fight?
There’s still a Democrat faction in TN who can put up (& publicize) a fight to stop some of this stuff, right?
What’s happening on the other side of this coin?!
The “nightmare” is Cardozo-Moore and the GOP party of Tennessee. Has anyone thought to check the drinking water in that state? Clearly something is driving them insane.
I’ve stated that I will not visit this State for any reason based on their anti women actions. This insanity just adds to that.
I still have hair on my head and it stood straight up in reading this. A fraud appointed by a fraud. Davy Crocket left as he had a premonition that crazies were coming to Tennessee. That was before there was before there was a Texas to have the same worry about.
Thank you Judd, Rebecca Crosby and Tasnim Zekeria. Great article and I appreciate your dedication to honest journalism.
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Finally, thanks to the horrors of this year in Tennessee, the whole world knows just how backward, racist, and pathetic the elected leaders my state are. From our governor, our two awful U.S. Senators, and our GOP-led legislature on down, Tennessee continues to vie for the distinction of “worst” with Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas.