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Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the GirlsBuildLA Leadership Summit in Los Angeles Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Thousands of girls are gathering for a leadership conference featuring Clinton, California Sen. Kamala Harris and female CEOs that comes as women across the country are sharing stories about how sexual misconduct by powerful men sidetracked their careers. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller get removed from the history curriculum by Texas State Board of Education


WASHINGTON (Circa)- The State Board of education of Texas voted on Friday to remove several historical figures from the state's social studies curriculum including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller The Dallas Morning News reported.

High schoolers were required to learn about Clinton in their history classes. Students had to "evaluate the contributions of significant political and social leaders in the United States."

The changes are part of an effort to "streamline" the social studies curriculum in public schools.

Among the historical figures that made the cut are the defenders of the Alamo and Billy Graham.

The board used a historical figures rubric to decide who would make the cut. Out of 20 point scoring rubric, Clinton got a 5 and Keller a 7.

Besides Clinton and Keller, the other historical figures and groups that will be removed are Navajo code talkers, Author Bill Martin Jr and Famous Amos Founder Wallace Amos.

The vote Friday was preliminary. The board can change the curriculum again before taking a final vote in November.

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