Thursday, November 19, 2015

Update: Texas Board of Education "Fixes?" Its Textbook Problem

Last month I wrote a post about the Texas Board of Education approving a history book that identified slaves as "immigrant workers."

After that embarrassing fiasco, the Texas Board of Education decided to do something about their "inaccuracies"...but not in a good way.

"A few enterprising school board members proposed a new measure that would ask academic experts to read over textbooks and correct any factual errors before students get their hands on bad information.  Unsurprisingly, the majority Republican Texas Board of Education crushed the proposal.

Despite their dismal track record, board members said they didn't need an additional panel to help them craft their textbooks.  And in fact, in the wake of the measure's defeat, they decided to tweak existing protocol to give the board even more power to screw with history and science.  Rather than go to the internationally recognized experts, the board says it will handpick a group of 'experts' that they personally deem to have 'sufficient content expertise and experience.'"

eye'm thynkin':  This is the state whose governor chose a homeschooling creationist to head the state's education system, so I would expect the "stupid" to continue unabated under the Board's new plan.

Read more at Addicting Info

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