MarvG
MarvG , Teacher asks:
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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?
In Topics: School and Academics, State education standards
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hello, Here are two recent New York Times articles that may offer more insights for you...

Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/education/13texas.html

In Texas Curriculum Fight, Identity Politics Leans Right
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/weekinreview/21tanenhaus.html?ref=education

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/

I hope this is helpful to you. Thanks for asking!
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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
More news on this matter today...

From the Christian Science Monitor:

"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."

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2010/0522/In-Texas-social-studies-textbooks-get-a-conservative-make-over
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