Politics Trumps Health and Education in Texas Textbook Adoption

The Texas State Board of Education voted today to adopt new health textbooks from just one publisher after critics attacked all of the textbooks for content — even in optional units — that addressed topics related to sex education. Digital textbooks for elementary and middle school offered by three other publishers failed to win approval. […]

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‘Dumpster Fire’: Republican Texas State Board of Education Members Surrender to Anti-Sex Ed Hysteria, Move to Reject All Proposed Health Textbooks for Grades 6-12

The State Board of Education’s move on Tuesday to reject all health textbooks proposed for middle and high school students in Texas represents a big step backward for responsible sex education and a shameful surrender to fearmongering, Texas Freedom Network President Val Benavidez said today. […]

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