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The politicians and pastors who revised the Texas social reports criteria made all over the world headlines. Politics and the heritage Curriculum units the controversy over the Texas criteria inside a vast context of politics, faith, media, and schooling, delivering a transparent research of those occasions and proposals for lecturers and coverage makers.

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O Keith A. C. Social Studies Standards Draws Fire,” Education Week, February 5, 2010. Kate Alexander, “Texas Curriculum Fight Was Orchestrated over More Than a Decade,” Austin American-Statesman, May 15, 2010; Mariah Blake, “Revisionaries: How a Group of Texas Conservatives Is Rewriting Your Kids’ Textbooks,” Washington Monthly, January/February 2010; Jim Vertuno, “New Education Board Chair Off to Rocky Start,” Associated Press, July 20, 2011. Texas Education Agency, “Fox Inaccurately Reporting State Board of Education Action,” March 10, 2010; Terrence Stutz, “Fox News Clarifies Reports on Texas’ Social Studies Curriculum, But Doesn’t Apologize,” Dallas Morning News, March 11, 2010.

That year, more than 250 volunteers read for nine conservative organizations that aimed to root out controversial and inaccurate statements in history textbooks up for adoption by the SBOE. ” With its tremendous buying power mandating how textbooks are written for the rest of the nation, few states can overcome the weight of Texas’s influence. California, however, could challenge Texas’s dominance of the textbook market, but by 2010 California was experiencing tremendous state debt, so its ability to counteract Texas’s textbook demands had been stymied.

Ravitch concluded that the detailed criticism leveled by the Gablers and others resulted in publishers censoring the materials in textbooks. ”17 In June 1970, in response to changes in society influenced by the civil rights movement, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) issued a position statement regarding textbook selection that reflected the multicultural nature of Texas society: “The confluence of many cultures and cultural conflict have been characteristic of American life throughout our history.

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