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Panel Finds 'Serious Flaws' in SBOE-Backed Social Studies Textbooks
Independent reviewers find more than a dozen factual distortions
"...An independent review of Texas social studies textbooks reveals distortions of history on topics ranging from religion..."

Sept. 10, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Despite "Flawed" Process, SBOE Votes for Social Studies Textbooks
Vote on books falls along party lines
"...Board of Education voted to approve contentious social studies textbooks Friday...."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: Tragedies and Textbooks
Another officer-involved shooting; Waco shootout update
"...a man in 2014; an educator highlights how 2010 textbooks white-out history following this month's growing controversy over the..."

July 13, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Rally Planned to Oppose Racist Mexican-American Textbooks
Coalition will hold rally before SBOE public hearing on Tuesday
"...activists are gearing up to fight against proposed Mexican-American textbooks deemed racially offensive and overflowing with historical errors...."

Sept. 12, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Publishers Remove Climate Change Denialism From Textbooks
Pressure from science, education groups leads to revisions
"...and education advocacy groups, two of the state’s largest textbooks publishers have rid their books of climate change denialism...."

Nov. 17, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

SBOE Approves an Evolution in Texas Textbooks
Over loud objections, the State Board of Education voted to approve high school biology textbooks discussing evolution.
"...adoption of all 11 of the high school biology textbooks recommended by Texas Education Agency staff, following professional and..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

News Roundup: Textbooks, Buehler, and More
Your Monday morning news update
"...Revisionists: While several errors remain in Texas’ troubled history textbooks, publishers have taken steps to rid the books of..."

Oct. 27, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

SBOE Member Wants to “Deny Hispanics” Vote on Racist Mexican-American Textbooks
Education watchdog reveals e-mail exchange after public info request
"...conservative member’s desire to strip Latinos of seeing the textbooks voted against...."

Sept. 21, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

ACC Teaches Without Textbooks
Open-source resources help keep education affordable
" more affordable by eliminating the need for costly textbooks. The courses cover a variety of subjects across a..."

Dec. 21, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

New Textbooks Damaging
"...Re: "Texas Remains Sexless" [News, Nov. 12]. The new textbooks passed by the State Board of Education are going..."

Dec. 2, 2004 Postmarks

Misleading Textbooks

March 31, 2019 Postmarks

The Revisionaries
When it comes to choosing public-school textbooks, what happens in Texas is of national concern – and this documentary captures these culture wars in full bloom.
"...least that’s true in the matter of selecting which textbooks are to appear in public-school classrooms across the land...."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Science Groups Demand Textbook Publishers Remove Climate Change Denialism
Social studies textbooks under fire for climate change errors
"...Textbooks publishers are guilty of including inaccurate and misleading information..."

Nov. 12, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook
Board votes unanimously to dump controversial, error-riddled book
"...Some textbooks are too politicized for even the State Board of..."

Nov. 16, 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

Dying in Committee, Part 7
Don't ask why some bills pass and some don't. The answer will make your head spin.
" or bundle in needless, price-boosting material like unrelated textbooks, workbooks, and software. College lecturers simply put the latest..."

May 11, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Show Me Love
"...begins scribbling her unrequited's name all over her junior-high textbooks, it's too close to home to remain unaffected; the..."

April 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Film Festival: 61 Bullets
The Kingfish, the doctor, and the doubters
"...on September 8, 1935. At least that’s what the textbooks say. The truth, it turns out, is a lot..."

Oct. 29, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Making Everyone Happy
The state's textbook adoption process focuses more on pleasing everyone than on teaching children.
"...recent hearings on the statewide adoption of social studies textbooks, which began July 17 and ended Sept. 11, featured..."

Sept. 13, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

War by the (Text)book
The State Board of Education's first public hearing on social studies textbooks confirmed that, underneath the thin cloak of bureaucratic civility, an ideological battle is raging over whose story the textbooks should tell.
"...Board of Education's first public hearing on social studies textbooks, held July 17, drew more than 60 citizens eager..."

July 26, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

No Sex, Please, We're Texas
Progressive coalition challenges abstinence-only health textbooks
"...control the selection of the state's high school health textbooks is putting sexually active teens at risk, a coalition..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Recording for Blind & Dyslexic
"...has been opening doors of opportunity by providing recorded textbooks for students with disabilities that make reading challenging or..."

Oct. 2, 2003 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...know that it is important. Life is not about textbooks, facts, and figures. To learn only this creates narrow-mindedness...."

Dec. 21, 2001 Column

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Know at the SBOE
The State Board of Education considers health textbooks, and abstains
"...(the lefties) or approve (the righties) four proposed health textbooks that the board will vote on in November. Textbook..."

July 23, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Our readers talk back.
"...of so-called "practicing scientists and science educators" supported the textbooks. However, the hearing I attended showed more support simply..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Column

True Believers' Science, Start With Belief, Go on From There
"...of so-called "practicing scientists and science educators" supported the textbooks. However, the hearing I attended showed more support simply..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Postmarks

The Battle of Washington's Bulge
The textbook wars make a casualty of Washington Crossing the Delaware.
"...the Delaware -- has been intentionally emasculated in history textbooks because bluenoses and bureaucrats are afraid students might imagine..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

SBOE: No Scholars Need Apply
SBOE members nominated several unqualified panelists to a social studies textbook review committee.
"...quality control, TFN is making sure experts review the textbooks. Sponsoring its own review panel independent of the Texas..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Deconstructing the Public Schools
"...HB 133: Private School Textbooks Grusendorf's bill would have used public funds to buy..."

May 2, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Naked City
The University Co-Op becomes a textbook monopoly.
"...the typical parking quandary and add/drop nightmare -- buying textbooks with only one option...."

June 15, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

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