A new textbook watchdog, rooted in conservative grassroots activism, drove the debate over Texas’ new social studies books—and they’re just getting started.
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The Houston Chronicle’s Lauren McGaughy stops by to talk about a fight brewing over the adoption of new social studies textbooks in Texas schools.
Texas SBOE member Ken Mercer is at the forefront of a national campaign to brand the new Advanced Placement U.S. history exam as dangerously un-American.
Ten applicants pitched Texas regulators this week on the charter schools they hope to open. Here are their plans, with a few notes on each.
At a state board meeting Wednesday, Ed Commissioner Michael Williams defended letting the Great Hearts charter school expand into Dallas, over state board members’ vote to block the school.
Update: After filing WTF Friday, we found a stunner from Rep. Jonathan Stickland—a Bedford tea party Republican who struck this stunning pose for the […]
University of Texas history professor Emilio Zamora calls the SBOE’s decision the biggest advance in Mexican-American studies education in a decade.
In this week’s WTF Friday: David Dewhurst really, really hates Obama; the Young Conservatives of Texas hunt immigrants; and Wayne Christian resurfaces.
In this episode of Observer Radio, staff writer Emily DePrang shares details on a report suggesting capital punishment in Texas needs a major overhaul.
This week showed the State Board of Education adjusting to its new, more advisory role in textbook selection—and a few board members hoping to get some of that old authority back.