File this under State Board of Education news that isn't depressing and won't cause you to despair for Texas public education. The SBOE passed long-overdue rules Friday aimed at giving priority to the placement of experts and teachers with actual subject-matter expertise on textbook review panels. I ... More >>
The State Board of Education left us with a bit of a cliffhanger last month. Despite the concerted efforts of creationists, nearly all of the biology textbooks sailed through the adoption process. Two, however, became mired in completely unsurprising ideological objections from the appointed expert ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
Creationists wield outsized influence in the shaping of text books in Texas. In the past, they've worked to burnish history's less-than-glowing view of Joseph McCarthy and to insert Intelligent Design -- creationism gussied up with the thinnest patina of science. And because the State Board of Educ ... More >>