May 24, 2010

Commentary: Oh Texas, we chose this school board

So who chose the Texas state school board? We did. Our state board was on display for the nation's entertainment again last week, rewriting social studies lessons that will affect the nation's textbooks. Once again, board members made the Texas Legislature look smart. Bryan Republican Don McLeroy, the lame-duck former board chairman, wanted history books to contrast the critical "tone" of reform leaders such as Susan B. Anthony with the sunnier "optimism" of immigrants such as Jean Pierre Godet. The only problem with that was that Godet is a character in a historical novel.

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