5/21/2010

Texas education officials are expected to vote today on a set of controversial changes to the state's social studies curriculum that will affect the way history is taught to some 4.8 million students over the next decade. Texas school board members on Wednesday heard testimony from critics calling for a delay on the changes, which they say promote the board's political ideology, diminish and misrepresent the roles of slavery and civil rights in American history, and question the separation of church and state in schools. The board rejected calls for a delay and said the proposed changes have been vetted.

Related Summaries