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Texas board votes to restore Hillary Clinton to history curriculum, after initially giving her the boot

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The Texas State Board of Education backtracked on a vote to remove former failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee from classroom studies as part of an effort to “streamline” the curriculum.

The former secretary of state was voted out in September, but Clinton can now add former banned political figure to her list of titles — well, the final vote is scheduled for Friday, according to The Washington Times.

In a rare display of bipartisanship, outnumbered Democrats pushing to restore their party’s standard-bearer to the pages of history are finding support from Republicans who agree with them, the newspaper noted.

The motivation behind the original decision was that students in Texas are required to learn about so many historical figures that they were memorizing dates instead of learning about the individuals.

Figures were ranked using questions such as, “Did the person trigger a watershed change”; “Was the person from an underrepresented group”; and “Will their impact stand the test of time?”

Hills scored a meager 5 out of a possible 20 points, with the group estimating that removing her would save teachers 30 minutes of instructional time.

Thirty minutes that will now have to be scheduled back in.

As for the reaction, social media users were brutal in assessing how Clinton might be referenced in the curriculum.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter that are sure to get your attention.

Tom Tillison


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