Athens, GA (July 19) -- The board of directors of the Brussack Homeschool in Athens, Georgia, has voted to eliminate Texas from the social studies curriculum. "It's a relative late-comer to the union (zero help during the whole Founding thing), most of it is empty, and Houston has no zoning," said Bob Brussack, a spokesperson for the board. "We're thinking of replacing the Texas material with a chapter on Costa Rica. Wouldn't that be a great state?" Asked about the change, student Ian Brussack had this reaction: "Costa Rica? Yeah! Field trip! Field trip! Field trip!" (related story: "Conservatives Say Texas Social Studies Classes Give Too Much Credit to Civil Rights Leaders")-- reblogged from my tumblr blog for athensview.com.