SBOE finds a new bogeyman: textbook terrorism
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It’s “Middle Easterners buying into the U.S. public school textbook oligopoly.” So says a story in today’s Statesman. This could lead to “gross pro-Islamic, anti-Christian bias” in future social studies texts. None of the works about which concerns have been raised are used in Texas schools, the story says. A resolution to stop the spread of textbook terrorism will be offered at the next meeting of the State Board of Education. The resolution is the brainchild of Randy Rives of Odessa, who lost a race for the SBOE in the Republican primary. I could write a thousand words about Don McLeroy, Cynthia Dunbar, and the rest of the far-outs on the board, I suppose, but I’ll settle for six: Still crazy after all these years. But not, come January, still on the Board, thank God. The Judeo-Christian one, of course.