Right Makes Might

A showdown over science textbooks proves a conservative think tank is a player in the power game, but GOP moderates suspect a hidden agenda.

IDEOLOGICAL BATTLES OVER THE CONTENT of school textbooks are nothing new to the State Board of Education ( SBOE), but the most recent fight marked the emergence of a conservative think tank as a power in an increasingly factionalized Republican party. The board’s rejection last November of an environmental science book for Texas high school students, which had received preliminary approval

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