Rewriting History

Texas Approves Conservative New Curriculum

More education controversy out of the Lone Star State: The Texas Board of Education approved a new curriculum Friday, set to affect more than 10 million students in social studies courses throughout the state. According to critics, the new changes gloss over issues such as slavery and the civil-rights movement, but Texas conservatives say that their goal is to rewrite an overly liberal historical narrative in the education system. Both sides of the debate accuse the other of infusing the state’s educational system with political wrangling, and the final vote came after multiple days of 15-hour debates.