Monday, March 22, 2010

Texas education board vote reflects far-right influences

The problem with the analysis of the Texas School Board decision is that it neglects the fact that all text books are politicized in some profound manner. Most notably, text books are typically devoid of statements which might be construed as being critical of the U.S. government. The situation in Texas actually does a service by bringing to light the problematic nature of text books and the impossibility of ever generating a consensus. Reading materials in public schools will always be profoundly lacking. Hopefully, this incident will bring that reality to light.

Texas ed board vote reflects far-right influences

AUSTIN, Texas —
A far-right faction of the Texas State Board of Education succeeded Friday in injecting conservative ideals into social studies, history and economics lessons that will be taught to millions of students for the next decade.

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