*Ultra-conservative members on the Texas Board of Education last week shook the nation when they voted to approve over 100 changes in the state’s history and social studies curriculum which many critics consider historically inaccurate, racist or right-wing propaganda.
The curriculum will now include increased references to whites and conservatism and less mention of liberal ideas, civil rights struggles and minorities.
Critics fear that since the Texas textbook market is so large the changes could be forced on school districts throughout the nation as book publishers scramble to produce textbooks which incorporate the changes.
The Texas conservatives say they were simply trying “to add balance” to the curriculum by including more conservative ideas and models. (source: Taylor Media Services – www.blacknewsjournal.net)