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Microscope Zooms in on Anti-Science SBOE
Legislators try to rein in controversial education board
"...The shenanigans surrounding the SBOE in recent years, especially the past few months, have..."

April 28, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Sadun Declares for SBOE
Former congressional candidate goes after Dunbar
"...herself in recent months, both on issues that the SBOE affects and ones that it doesn't. Dunbar's District 10..."

June 22, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Two SBOE-Related Forums Coming Up
Events to educate public on Board of Education
"...Or perhaps you didn't realize we even have an SBOE. Or what it does. Or that it's an elected..."

Jan. 31, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

SBOE Member Wants to “Deny Hispanics” Vote on Racist Mexican-American Textbooks
Education watchdog reveals e-mail exchange after public info request
"...the Hispanics a record vote” in November when the SBOE decides whether or not they’ll accept the severely flawed..."

Sept. 21, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

SBOE Evades an Initial Vote on Social Studies Books
Right-wing claims books too pro-Islam, promote Communist values
"...While they were expected to take a preliminary vote..."

Nov. 19, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Rose's SBOE Bill Fails, Then Passes
HB 710 will but ed board under Sunset review
"...Rock’s Diana Maldonado, among others – would place the SBOE under periodic review by the Sunset Advisory Commission, “to..."

May 5, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Sadun Withdraws From SBOE 10 Race
Drop-out clears path for Jennings to Democratic nomination
"...field for Judy Jennings, who is hoping to unseat SBOE member Cynthia Dunbar, R-Teh Crazy. (Actually, she's from Richmond.)..."

Dec. 7, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Wednesday Protest Against SBOE's Name Change of Mexican-American Studies Course
1:30pm at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
"...recent decision to dilute ethnic studies. Last month, the SBOE voted to pass a Mexican-American studies elective course for..."

May 29, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

SBOE: No Scholars Need Apply
SBOE members nominated several unqualified panelists to a social studies textbook review committee.
"...Network, instead of degreed historians and other academic scholars, SBOE members nominated several unqualified panelists to a social studies..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Panel Finds 'Serious Flaws' in SBOE-Backed Social Studies Textbooks
Independent reviewers find more than a dozen factual distortions
"...curriculum standards or fail to receive approval from the SBOE for their textbooks come fall. The 11th-hour revisions to..."

Sept. 10, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Reclaiming Education: Hoping for Sanity at the SBOE
Will it take a miracle to oust the religious right bloc?
"...In this campaign, which directly includes Travis County in SBOE Districts 5 and 10 (see map), the battle lines..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Another SBOE Voice for Creationism
The SBOE's Ken Mercer chimes in on creationism and evolution
"...But what of South Austin's SBOE rep? (SBOE districts divide Travis Co. along the Colorado..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Grabbing McLeroy's Chair
" that opinion. With many legislators sick of the SBOE controversies – be it appalling attempts to push creationism..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Know at the SBOE
The State Board of Education considers health textbooks, and abstains
"...The SBOE, at least officially, does not change content of textbooks:..."

July 23, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

SBOE Map Dilutes Austin Vote
Proposed State Board of Education boundaries would still deflect local influence
"...The SBOE map was a different matter – it continues to..."

May 6, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

SBOE District 10
A close contest between different shades of conservative
" challenge the religious fundamentalists who have driven the SBOE into a ditch, with partial success...."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Does SBOE = 'Sons of Bigots Opposed to Education'?
"...of historical figures who inspired political change? Was it SBOE racism engendered from the knowledge Jefferson fathered a “Negro”..."

March 19, 2010 Postmarks

Creationist McLeroy Booted From SBOE Chair
Senate Dems successfully block Perry's nomination
"...board. But the governor chooses which member chairs the SBOE meetings. McLeroy was first elected to the board in..."

June 5, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

SBOE: Out With the Old Weaknesses, In With the New
The State Board of Education has accomplished one step forward for science – and possibly two steps back
"...a mixed day at the March meeting of the SBOE. TFN and other pro-science groups won a major victory..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Right-wing board member objects to “hyphenated Americanism”
"...Nevertheless, the SBOE vote is being largely celebrated by scholars and advocates..."

April 13, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Despite "Flawed" Process, SBOE Votes for Social Studies Textbooks
Vote on books falls along party lines
"...Squarely along party lines, the board cast a 10-5..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Finding an SBOE Balance: District Roundup
SBOE contests around the state
"...announced she would not run for re-election. But the SBOE's conflicts have been about ideology, not individual candidates –..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

SBOE: Reading, Writing, and Fighting Socialism
SBOE passes new education standards along party lines
" has taken notice of the shenanigans of the SBOE's hard-right faction, and news media from well beyond Texas'..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

SBOE Run-Off
The 'common sense conservative' comes under fire from both sides
"...a continuation of the right-wingers that have caused the SBOE to become a national embarrassment...."

April 9, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Ignorant Design at the SBOE
There is little Intelligent Design to be found on the State Board of Education
" introduction by the newly appointed chair of the SBOE, Geraldine "Tinsy" Miller. Miller radiated charm and civility, heralding..."

July 18, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

SBOE Gets Schooled on Women
State Board of Education reverses decision to remove Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from curriculum
"...In a meeting that lasted over 10 hours, the SBOE also reversed course and reinstated Helen Keller and Texas'..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Watson Wants Travis Whole in SBOE
Senate committee moves map keeping Travis split
"...(the state’s website containing historical redistricting maps doesn’t include SBOE maps). “[I]t divides the minority community of Travis County,”..."

April 27, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

SBOE Candidates Get 'A' for Attendance
SBOE debate clarifies candidates' differences in one race, similarities in another
"...the crusades waged by Mercer and others in the SBOE's fundamentalist bloc, which has pushed a right-wing religious agenda...."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

SBOE & Supremes
Hard right candidates go down in SBOE & Supreme Court run-offs
"...The SBOE competitors were seeking to replace Cynthia Dunbar, stepping down..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

SBOE Primary: Down With Dunbar
Dunbar unseats Dems' chance to unseat her
"..."Much as I would like to serve on the SBOE," he said, "I cannot allow my own ambition to..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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