Texas Board Of Ed Bans Children's Book Over Marxism Mix-Up

03/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In its haste to sort out the state's social studies curriculum standards this month, the State Board of Education tossed children's author Martin, who died in 2004, from a proposal for the third-grade section. Board member Pat Hardy, R-Weatherford, who made the motion, cited books he had written for adults that contain "very strong critiques of capitalism and the American system."

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