TFN STATEMENT ON TEXAS TEXTBOOK ADOPTION PUBLIC HEARING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2014
This evening the State Board of Education failed to take to give preliminary approval to proposed new social studies textbooks for Texas public schools. A number of board members expressed reluctance to give that preliminary approval until they have examined all changes publishers are proposing to their textbooks. The board can still adopt the textbooks on Friday.
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller has the following comments following today’s public hearing and preliminary vote by the State Board of Education:
“It wouldn’t be a Texas textbook adoption without a flurry of last-minute objections from board members and political activists without any expertise on the subject at hand. On issues like bashing Islam and questioning the existence of global warming, we heard a lot of personal and political opinions but no actual facts that would justify revising what the textbooks currently say on those subjects.”
The Texas Freedom Network is a grassroots, nonpartisan organization of religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education.