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.
A version of this article appeared in the December 02, 2015 edition of Education Week as Texas Board Nixes Plan for Fact-Checking Texts