Leftists in the media fill the public square with untrue sludge, and like day follows night they have done so on the new Texas school curriculum changes. Law Professor Ann Althouse flags an example — and does a quick Fisking with links to the actual text of the new Texas Curriculum.
The text of the new curriculum on economics and the economy is worth a read: “Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits Subchapter A. High School” (pdf). Here is section 5 which adds the ideas of Friedrich Hayek to the high school curriculum:
(5) Economics. The student understands free enterprise, socialist, and communist economic systems. The student is expected to:
(A) describe the basic characteristics of economic systems, including property rights, incentives, economic freedom, competition, and the role of government;
(B) compare the free enterprise system, socialism, and communism using the basic characteristics of economic systems;
(C) examine current examples of free enterprise, socialist, and communist economic systems;
(D) understand that the terms free enterprise, free market, and capitalism are synonymous terms to describe the U.S. economic system; and
(E) analyze the importance of various economic philosophers, including Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, and Adam Smith, and their impact on the U.S. free enterprise system.