Category Archives: State Board of Education

Don’t remove Helen and Hillary; remove STAAR from classrooms

  The latest assault on history by the State Board of Education majority was necessary to give teachers more time to teach, board members say. But there is a much better way to accomplish that goal than by removing Helen … Continue reading

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Playing politics with history and education

  You may recall that not too many years ago a majority on the State Board of Education brought ridicule upon themselves and the state of Texas by writing curriculum standards for Texas students that downplayed slavery as the cause … Continue reading

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History deserves accuracy, not cowardice

  The debate over Confederate statues will continue, but for educators and other fair-minded Americans there should be no debate over one critical point. The portrayal of history should be accurate, and in Texas the governor should set the example, … Continue reading

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SBOE member issues very silly, meaningless defense of DeVos

  Many people who supported the unfit Betsy DeVos for education secretary have offered weak rationalizations, but the silliest statement in support of her that I have seen came from State Board of Education member David Bradley of Beaumont. Bradley … Continue reading

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