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Religion in Public Schools, Social Studies Curriculum

We knew things weren’t going to turn out well in Texas once we heard Cynthia Dunbar’s invocation on Friday morning.

Before the Texas State Board of Education voted on the controversial social studies curriculum, Dunbar prayed for what she hoped students would learn in public schools.

“I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing […] Read More

Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research, Social Studies Curriculum

The right-wing fundamentalist bloc on the Texas State Board of Education is bound and determined to rewrite American history. As reported here recently, member Don McLeroy has proposed amending Social Studies standards to cast doubt on the legitimacy of separation of church and state.

Earlier this week, the board accepted public comments about its proposals. They got […] Read More

Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research, Social Studies Curriculum

Texas’ controversial social studies standards face a final vote this week, and it appears that far-right members of the state Board of Education aren’t done trashing them yet.

Don McLeroy, the dentist from Bryan who has become infamous throughout this process, has some more changes he would like to make. Among them is this gem: “Contrast the […] Read More

Religion in Public Schools, Social Studies Curriculum

What happens in Texas, unfortunately, may not stay in Texas.

That’s the concern for many religious leaders, historians and civil liberties activists who are appalled at the Texas State Board of Education’s actions last week. The board is currently revising the state’s social studies curriculum and has decided to base the new standards on their personal ideological beliefs instead […] Read More

Religion in Public Schools, Social Studies Curriculum

Today, the Texas State Board of Education will debate and discuss what to do about the future of the state’s social studies curriculum, before taking the first of two votes on the issue tomorrow.

The Board’s discussion will likely incorporate the advice members heard in testimony yesterday from citizens who signed up to speak, all conveying thoughts on what […] Read More

Religion in Public Schools, Social Studies Curriculum

The showdown in Texas over religion in the classroom continues this week.

The Texas State Board of Education is holding hearings on the social studies curriculum. And, as we have reported before, what should be a simple discussion based on recommendations from historians has turned into a debate fueled by the Religious Right to push “Christian nation” propaganda.

Leading the […] Read More

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