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Ultimately, the name change was a compromise in a long, hard-fought battle over whitewashed history.
After months of back-and-forth over a hyphen, ethnic labels and what it means to be American, the State Board of Education on Wednesday voted on a name for the ...Read More
Even though a majority of Texans support evidence-based sex education, religious right advocates have lobbied against teaching contraception in schools.
On a Monday morning in late April, Marcia Lamb’s 6-year-old son, Braeden, is running around the playground at Austin’s Zilker Park, making the most of an un...Read More
After another proposed textbook bites the dust, some are questioning the State Board of Education’s commitment to Mexican-American Studies.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is no stranger to controversy. Its usual scandals involve questionable things the board or its members have done: plac...Read More
Texas lawmakers just gave the State Board of Education more power over textbook content. What could possibly go wrong?
In past legislative sessions, a bill this momentous would have been major news. But in the “worst Legislature ever,” it received almost no press coverage at...Read More
Rallying scholars say the revised Mexican-American studies textbook, which describes Mexican Americans as dangerous and lazy, also introduces hundreds of new errors.
Scholars say the revised Mexican-American studies textbook, which describes Mexican Americans as dangerous and lazy, also introduces hundreds of new errors....Read More
And they are not good: 'Willfully irresponsible, culturally chauvinist and discriminatory.'
The scholarly reviews are in on that ‘deeply offensive’ Mexican-American history textbook proposed for Texas schools — and they are not good....Read More
Scholars and advocates will gather in San Antonio Saturday to make sure Mexican-American studies 'isn't coopted or sabotaged' by a controversial textbook....Read More
Textbook is first from former State Board of Education member’s publishing house.
SBOE alum Cynthia Dunbar, who once called public ed “tyrannical,” has a new Mexican-American studies textbook — light on the "Mexican-American" part....Read More
The myth of America’s “Christian origins,” which developed in the 19th century, could well be what students learn from the new history textbooks going int...Read More