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Texas Textbook Publishers Say No To Creationism

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

It appears that science is prevailing in the latest battle over Texas schoolbooks. Though earlier this year several of the state’s textbook revie...

Woman Wins Election After Only One Person Votes

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

Christina Mercado won a South Texas school board race on Saturday in an election that featured more candidates than total votes cast, the San Antonio ...

Texas Education Chief Considers Rating Schools On Minority Progress

Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

Texas’ new education commissioner Michael Williams is considering a new system for rating school success that would take into account how well distr...

Survey Finds 11 Texas School Districts Spent $227 Million On Discipline, Security

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

Officials in Texas spend $227 million annually on disciplinary problems and school security, according to a recent Texas Appleseed survey of 11 major ...

Were There Dinosaurs on Noah's Ark? The Revisionaries Explores the Separation of Church and State

Kristin McCracken | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Kristin McCracken

The Texas School Board of Education's debates are on full display in Scott Thurman's riveting Tribeca Film Festival 2012 documentary The Revisionaries, in theaters this week.

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Back To School In Texas: Scrutiny Of Rick Perry's Education Record Shows Mixed Results | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's k-12 education record has become the Obama administration's newest piñata -- but the administration's attacks mostly paint Pe...

Con Games: Glenn Beck's History Lesson

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Perhaps the single most disturbing development in the wan Pequot energizing the Tea Party movement is the emergence of Glenn Beck University. That's ...

Rev. Jesse Jackson Discusses the Current Political Landscape (Part 1)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and p...

The Census: Reality-Based Community v. Party of Palin

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Would you like to strike a blow, nonviolently of course, at the Party of Palin, the Tea Party, and Thomas Jefferson deniers? Then send in your Census Form on April 1. It's the most important political action you can take this year.

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...

Approved Textbook Changes from Texas School Board of Education

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

- Colorful introduction by McGruff, the History Dog - Great Depression now caused by Christopher Hitchens - More recipes for homemade pralines and g...

Highlights of the New Texas School Curriculum

Rob Kutner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rob Kutner

The Founding Fathers Fled England to Avoid Government-Run Health Care: Sure, England didn't adopt socialized medicine until the 20th century. But as everyone knows, the FFs were nothing if not prescient.

Out of Infamy: An Important Film at a Crucial Time

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

The 17-minute film, Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn, reveals a dark and shocking chapter of American history: the detention in concentration camps of over 110,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II.

Texas Textbook MASSACRE: 'Ultraconservatives' Approve Radical Changes To State Education Curriculum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas - A far-right faction of the Texas State Board of Education succeeded Friday in injecting conservative ideals into social studies, histo...

Texas Conservatives Seek Deeper Stamp On Textbooks | James C. McKinley Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Texas school board is holding hearings on changes to its social studies curriculum that would portray conservatives in a more positive light, emph...