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Texas school board member/dentist/creationist proud of textbook changes

Former Bush Education Secretary: Kids don’t need ‘somebody’s political ideas’ Without actually doing any polling, it’s probably safe to assume that far less than one in five dentists believe that the best way to teach children is to make sure school textbooks “tone down criticisms of the Red Scare and…

Texas schools to teach kids that ‘separation of church and state’ not in Constitution

Students will also study dollar’s decline, US removal of gold standard Texas schoolchildren will be required to learn that the words “separation of church and state” aren’t in the Constitution and evaluate whether the United Nations undermines U.S. sovereignty under new social studies curriculum. In final votes late Friday, conservatives…

NAACP president: Texas curriculum will turn world ‘upside down’ for kids

Previewing the tone of his testimony in Austin on Wednesday ahead of a crucial vote, NAACP president Ben Jealous forcefully condemned the influential Texas State Board of Education’s slew of pending revisions to history and social studies curriculum. The modified curriculum – approved in March on a party line vote…

Minority student activists protest education cuts

IRVINE, Calif. — If campus activism still brings to mind peace signs, a sea of white faces and liberal strongholds like Berkeley, meet Jesse Cheng. Cheng is a third-year Asian-American studies major at the University of California, Irvine, a campus less than five decades old in the middle of Orange…

‘I’s on Edjukashun’: Colbert mocks Texas school board

The Texas Board of Education recently made the decision to modify textbooks in a way that teaches students a version of history that’s more favorable to conservatives. As one of the largest purchasers of textbooks, Texas has the power to influence curriculum nationwide. Stephen Colbert put it this way: “This…

Panel approves Bible classes for public schools

‘Angel sent down’ to put Bible on Kentucky school curriculum, legislator says A Kentucky state Senate committee has approved legislation allowing the Bible to be studied as a literary subject in public schools, a move that means the state will likely follow Tennessee, Texas and a handful of others in…

Conservatives’ plan for Texas history classes: Fewer civil, more God

A battle is being fought in Texas this week over the future of the state’s social studies curriculum, with Christian conservatives pushing the state’s educators to reduce the prominence of civil rights leaders such as Cesar Chavez and “support measures to strengthen teaching of Texas’ and America’s Christian heritage.” Some…

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