Yesterday I learned from Dadwagon that members of the Texas State Board of Education recommended banning the work of Bill Martin Jr, who authored Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, from being used in the state's public education curriculum.
The reason given was the elected official, whose job is to decide what to teach kids in Texas, looked Martin's name up on borders.com, and saw that he had also written Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation," which, according to the official, contains "very strong critiques of capitalism and the American system."
Now people who care about "facts" will say there are two Bill Martins, and I would agree completely: there's the one who hates America to its face, and the one who tries through subterfuge to indoctrinate Our Children with shame and hatred for This Great Country.
Not one to be easily duped by the Liberal Media, I decided to read this Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? for myself, and see what messages it was giving to my freedom-loving, 2-yo daughter.
So with apologies to Fake Werner Herzog, I present my shocking findings below. They looked much crisper in Garageband:
Confused Texas Education Board bans kids' author from curriculum [dallasnews.com]