Published Online: December 1, 2015
Published in Print: December 2, 2015, as Texas Board Nixes Plan for Fact-Checking Texts

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Texas Board Nixes Plan for Fact-Checking Texts

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The Texas board of education has shot down a plan to have a panel of university experts fact-check textbooks before they are adopted.

The 8-7 vote comes on the heels of a Houston mother's social-media revelation that her son's history book referred to slaves as "workers."

Texas' process for adopting K-12 textbooks has long been a source of debate. Critics argue that some board members allow their religious and ideological views to drive decision-making.

Vol. 35, Issue 13, Page 4

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