The Texas State Board of Education Is Being Vilified as the Texas Taliban. Are They Really Censoring Their Curricula?
I've heard that the Texas State Board of Education is very conservative and doesn't allow certain historical facts into their textbooks. If so, what are they censoring? And will it have an impact on textbooks that students in other states use?
Gail Lowe, Chair of Texas State Board of Education published a Texas Insider article about an hour ago, responding to these NY Times articles and other related media coverage: http://www.texasinsider.org/?p=24183
Here is where you can find contact information for the Texas Education Agency, as well as the Commissioner of Education and State Board of Education: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/sboe/
"In Texas, social studies textbooks get a conservative make-over -
The Texas State Board of Education has approved controversial changes to social studies textbooks, pushing high school teaching in a more conservative direction."