25 results for tag: school board


Texas Board of Education re-writes history

Educators, historians, journalists and commentators all over the country are decrying the decision by the Texas Board of Education to approve highly politicized revisions to public school curriculum. Thanks to the Texas Freedom Network for this round-up: A San Francisco Chronicle columnist sharply criticizes the State Board of Education's rewriting of Texas social studies standards. San Francisco Chronicle Historians on Tuesday criticized proposed revisions to the Texas social studies curriculum, saying that many of the changes are historically inaccurate and that they would affect textbooks and classrooms far beyond the state's borders. Washing...

Religious Right Offensive on Public Education in Texas

Citizens Project has been following the dangerous extremism on the Texas Board of Education over the last several months. It exploded in the national press yesterday with this cover story in The New York Times Magazine. The injection of partisan politics into education went so far that at one point another Republican board member burst out in seemingly embarrassed exasperation, “Guys, you’re rewriting history now!” Citizens Project will keep monitoring local schools to prevent this from happening here. Please let us know if you hear of any inappropriate politicizing we should be aware of. Thanks to our friends at the Texas Freedom Network for ...