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National educational, scientific, and historical standards could be set for school textbooks

By Hicbd
Fri Jul 10 2015 7:03 am

The Texas State Board of Education approves textbooks, curriculum standards, and supplemental materials for public schools and has approved inaccurate material such as downplaying slavery as the cause of the Civil War, misrepresenting climate change, and “crediting Moses with inspiring the American constitution." The books on the Texas list are likely to be mass-produced by a publisher and bought by other states. About 20 other states also “adopt textbooks in ways that allow the government to dictate their content.”

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http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/11/was-moses-a-founding-father/383153/
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/jun/21/how-texas-inflicts-bad-textbooks-on-us/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lies_My_Teacher_Told_Me

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Categories:
Education U.S. School Textbooks U.S. Education Climate Change U.S. Racism Racism School Textbooks

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