Rewriting History in Texas

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The Texas Board of Education, notorious for its past efforts to undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools, has now moved to revise the social studies curriculum to portray conservative ideas and movements in a more positive light and emphasize the role of Christianity in the nation’s founding.

It was a disturbing intervention by the board’s Republican majority into educational decisions best left to the teachers and scholars who have toiled for almost a year to produce the new curriculum standards....

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john richard barker - 3/17/2010

not unique to Texas. History is being rewritten and redefined all the time by the full range of the political spectrum. Critics do not believe in the integrity of history; they just don't like Texas particular distortions.