Texas Education Board expected to revise English curriculum

07/5/2006 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Now that it has a majority of social conservatives, the Texas Board of Education likely will vote Thursday to consider a new timetable for rewriting state English standards, a move that could set the stage for a switch to a teacher-driven curriculum emphasizing the basics of spelling, grammar and punctuation. Because of the state's large textbook market, any changes to Texas standards would have national repercussions.

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