Social Studies

Texas State Board Debates Resolution on ‘Pro-Islamic’ Bias in Textbooks

By Erik W. Robelen — September 24, 2010 1 min read
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The Texas Board of Education just started debate on a resolution that would put textbook publishers on notice against infusing their materials with “pro-Islamic/anti-Christian distortions.”

It declares that such distortions have “tainted some past Texas social studies textbooks,” and that the board should reject any future textbooks that favor one major religion of the world over another.

Here’s our story.

You can watch the debate yourself here. Stay tuned for updates.

[Update (12:02 p.m.): The board is STILL debating the resolution. A number of people are testifying about it, including representatives from the Texas Freedom Network and the Liberty Institute.]

[Update (3:30 p.m.): The board has narrowly approved the resolution. Click here for the latest.]

By the way, here’s a copy of the resolution.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.