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

03/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Traci Shurley Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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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