Sex-ed debate over health textbooks heats up in Texas

07/22/2004 | MSNBC

As Texas prepares to pick new high school health textbooks for the 2005-06 school year, social conservatives and liberal education groups are battling over the extent to which the books should discuss contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases. Texas is the second-leading textbook buyer in the country so the State Board's vote in November may have national implications for textbooks marketed to other states.

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