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How Texas' School Board Tried to Pretend Slavery Never Happened and Why Your Kid's School May Be Next

While the rest of the nation was distracted by mid-term primaries, the Gulf oil spill, or where LeBron James will play next season, a handful of conservatives in Texas quietly plotted to rewrite history and reshape the education -- and the minds -- of nearly five million young Texans. And perhaps …

Rewriting history? Texas tackles textbook debate

<b>AUSTIN, Texas</b> -- The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, …

Texas Board of Education delays action on textbooks amid revisions

AUSTIN — State Board of Education members postponed action Tuesday on new social studies textbooks and e-books after learning that several publishers …

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Proposed Texas textbooks are inaccurate, biased and politicized, new report finds

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>When it comes to controversies about curriculum, textbook content and academic standards, Texas is the state that keeps on giving.<p>Back in 2010, we had an uproar over proposed changes to social studies …