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Texas and Textbooks

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

For those of us who in years gone by have enjoyed watching the Texas State Board of Education wrestle with the question of what to put in science textbooks used by its students I am happy to alert readers to the possibility of a new addition to that august group.

Former Texas Education Board Chair On The Colbert Report: 'I Don't Think [God] Used Evolution'

Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

"The Revisionaries," a documentary about textbook standard-setting in Texas, recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and key subject Don McLero...

When Faith Trumps Reason: the Curse of Scientific Illiteracy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Steeped in the wasteland of scientific illiteracy we in Texas descend ever further toward a theocracy, in danger of becoming the Iran of the West, or a bad copy of the former Soviet Union.

Texas Curriculum Changes Front And Center In Governor's Race

Fort Worth Star-Telegram | TRACI SHURLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White on Tuesday said he wants Gov. Rick Perry to ask State Board of Education Chairwoman Gail Lowe to send th...

Jeremy Binckes

Texas Board Of Education To Vote On Controversial Curriculum Changes | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Texas State Board of Education will decide on Friday whether to approve a host of controversial changes to the state's school curriculum. Board me...

Deep in the Heart of Textbooks

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Turning public school social studies classes into unabashed propaganda sessions goes beyond mere political ugliness. It is craven. It is foolish. It is madness.

Reading and Writing and 'Rithmetic

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The Texas Board of Education has added to the study of evolution a requirement that delighted those who have long been troubled by the whole idea of evolution and who are, themselves, living proof that evolution does not occur in all humans.

Conservatives Trying To Rewrite History In Texas Schools

The Texas Tribune | Brian Thevenot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In three grueling sessions last year, a nine-member curriculum committee appointed by members of the State Board of Education met to hammer out which ...