As the school year began last Monday, Houston's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School saw the first day marked by discriminatory, xenophobic protests. The protestors' claims conflate language and religion, implying that the Arabic language cannot be separated from the religion of Islam.
This school funding case has been going on for years and there is no end in sight.
Coffman, however, said the policy is a non-issue. She told HuffPost there is little tangible difference between an excused
Emile Lester, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington, took issue with much of the content he
Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.
In addition to the environmental science book, all the proposed biology textbooks were also adopted, even after opposition
In Texas, the State Board of Education will recommend new textbooks for all its students -- and because it has such a large population, what they decide could determine what students in other states learn about science. There are several ideologues submitting textbook critiques to the board and their reviews will factor into each book's overall score and likelihood of being approved by the school board. These ideologues could block the use of textbooks that teach the reality of climate change for the whole country's public school students. Climate science is being attacked by deniers who want to sow seeds of doubt as we try to educate our children about how our way of life -- including our fossil fuel habit -- is affecting God's earth through climate change. Children, the ones who will most be affected by climate change, are the ones who most need to how to combat it.
Josh Rosenau, the programs and policy director at the National Center for Science Education, also declared the publishers
“I know a lot of people who are professors and teachers [who were nominated], but somehow there was more room for creationists
Texas legislators are under increasing pressure to restore $5.4 billion that was cut from the education budget during the