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Rebecca Klein

These Proposed Texas Textbooks Get Climate Change Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green

The opposition to new social studies textbooks in Texas is building its case. Last week, critics contended some of the proposed books distorted histor...

Rebecca Klein

Texas Textbook Battle Heats Up With Claims Of Conservative Bias

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Another battle could be brewing over Texas textbooks, this time because scholars say the proposed lessons distort history. New social studies books...

Tanenbaum's Seven Principles Can Be a Driving Force for Pluralism

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Murali Balaji

In the year since I left academia to become the Director of Education and Curriculum Reform for the Hindu American Foundation (one of the best decisio...

Jesus Was a Texan

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

We are a backwards-ass state in a fast-forward world. Texas is a land of contradictions. We are creating some of the planet's most advanced technology while teaching our children that archaeology proves the Bible to be factual.

Religious Freedom Is Only For Christians?

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

As so many before me have said, hate is not a Christian value -- and we shouldn't let it become an American value either.

Creationism In Texas: A Bit Of Good News Followed By A Ton Of Bad

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

It's frightening that these are the "experts" the Texas State Board of Education wants to review science materials. Their positions are well beyond non-science and have entered the realm of nonsense.

The Texas State Board of Education Embraces Islamophobia

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Islamophobia, the virulent strain of religious hatred that has been spreading like wildfire across the country, is set to put in an appearance at the Texas State Board of Education.

Private Faith in Public Life

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We really need to stop this ridiculous argument about being a Christian nation. If there should be any doubt, let us listen to the founding fathers themselves.