It was a sad day -- for reporters at least -- when North Richland Hills' Lady Theresa Thombs lost her bid for a seat on the State Board of Education. Between her outrageously padded resume (she claims to be an "international ambassador" and carrier of "diplomatic papers"), her seeming inability to t ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
Don McLeroy, a Bryan dentist and former Texas State Board of Education Chairman who made a star turn as the anti-science Sunday school teacher in last year's "The Revisionaries", was unseated from the board in the 2010 Republican primary. Yet his crusade, to use science textbooks to explain the full ... More >>
So much happening on the education front these days. Earlier this week, Mayor Mike Rawlings broke with tradition and endorsed candidates for Dallas Independent School District's board. Not in his capacity as mayor, of course. That would be against the city's ethics rules. No, this was just good ol' ... More >>
Surely you're aware that down in Austin at this very moment, the State Board of Education is getting ready to vote on changes to the social studies curriculum taught in public schools. And if a few members of the SBOE get their way (S'up, Cynthia Dunbar? How's it hangin', Don McLeroy?), say adios to ... More >>
I'll recycle my old joke: Tonight, the role of Cynthia Dunbar will be played by Kristen Wiig.Whenever we've needed to speak to someone rational on the State Board of Education, we've always called District 13's Mavis Knight, who reps parts of Dallas and Tarrant Counties. Very nice; very thoughtfu ... More >>
State Board of Education candidate Thomas Ratliff (and family), who thinks the earth is plenty oldWell, who knew? The eyes of Texas have been focused on the GOP primary race between Governor Rick Perry and challenger Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as the ultimate throwdown between far right and ... More >>
Several neighbors and friends of the show attended yesterday's public hearing of the Texas State Board of Education down in Austin in advance of today's evolution vs. creationism vote -- which ended in a 7-7 draw, meaning the board will not add, at the moment, language that requires public schools t ... More >>
Give this round to science in the fight over how to teach evolution in Texas schools
Should creationism win out, textbooks throughout the countrynot just Texaswill challenge the theory of evolution in science curricula
Thousands of Texans say they can do a better job teaching their children at home. But some local truant officers claim parents are using a massive loophole in Texas law to skip school altogether.