Politics of Education: New Texas Social Sciences Curriculum Standards Fraught with Ideology, Critics Say

The Texas State Board of Education today approved controversial new standards for its social studies curriculum that could affect what students across the country study in their classes. The 15-member board dominated by conservative Republicans rejected calls for a delay and voted 9-5 to establish new standards for textbooks and teaching history, economics and other civics classes that will take effect in August 2011. The new standards call for a greater focus on the Biblical and Christian...Full Story
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