Texas State Board of Education
The Republican-dominated board embraced ethnic studies after a five-year campaign by educators and activists.
Promoting Religion and Politics Rather than Science: Creationism's Reappearance at the Texas State Board of Education
I know where I stand. And with me are the more than 14,000 clergy members of The Clergy Letter Project who want students
"Black Codes, the Ku Klux Klan, or sharecropping; the term 'Jim Crow' never appears," the report says. "Incredibly, racial
Thomas Ratliff, another Republican board member, noted that the board can't do much about the Texas curriculum standards
Everything changes in a Texas minute. The same week in July that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) sabotaged Ethnic Studies textbooks-saying they would be too expensive, Governor Rick Perry pledged $144 million to send the National Guard to the Texas border.
The present curriculum I put my fist in ‘em Eurocentric, every last one of ‘em See right through the red, white and blue
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.
According to the survey, Lady Theresa Thombs, Eric Mahroum and incumbent Patricia Hardy, all running for the SBOE spot in
Ted Cruz Shut Down the Government, But We Won't Let the Tea Party Shut Down Mexican American Studies
The far right can't erase our history. It can only push us to read our banned books in our underground libraries. We know our cause is fair and just. We know we are right, and we will win.
Dan Quinn, communications director for the Texas Freedom Network, told HuffPost that “none of the changes would water down
By conflating testing with curriculum, Perry's veto of a testing relief bill aimed at the playground set revealed that he doesn't understand what happens in Texas elementary schools.
Is it too much to ask that those who are attempting to destroy public science education in Texas and beyond at least be consistent? Unfortunately, the latest turn of events in Texas means that even consistency has become a victim.
Of all the campaign issues, education is certainly the one on which President Obama and Governor Romney seem to share the most middle ground. However, at the heart of their ideologies, the two men diverge.
So far, I've seen three of this year's Seattle International Film Festival offerings. Not only have the films been excellent, they've afforded me a window into our collective public consciousness up here in the upper left corner of the country.
Perhaps those godless experts at Christian colleges aren't godless at all. Perhaps accepting the basics of biology need not call anyone's faith into question.
"Our children need to be taught how our number one Founding Father, George Washington, was called to action by Jesus and died defending the Alamo," said Republican board member Terri Leo.
It's frightening that these are the "experts" the Texas State Board of Education wants to review science materials. Their positions are well beyond non-science and have entered the realm of nonsense.
The circus is coming back to town! The host will (again) be the Texas State Board of Education as it continues its assault on science education across the state of Texas.
Perhaps we can't run a kindergarten like a college, but we can provide students of all ages with a curriculum determined by teachers and other experts on academic grounds and encourage them to figure things out.