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History Textbook Controversy Roils Texas
Texas: "History is written by the victors," Winston Churchill once said. Texas may be taking that message to heart.
The Texas State Board of Education is debating changes to the way the state
will teach history. The Board's 10 Republicans and 5
Democrats believe Texas' classrooms may have a liberal bias. As a result, the board
is deciding whether people like Caesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall
deserve space in history textbooks along with people like Benjamin
The Board has already voted for some changes. State standards will mandate that lessons include teachings about conservative growth in the 1980s and 1990s. This includes anti-feminism, the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.
"These [state] standards are rife with leftist political periods and events:
the populists, the progressives, the New Deal and the Great
wrote board member Don McLeroy. "Including material about the conservative
resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s provides some political balance to
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