Check out this alarming interview with Texas State Board of Education member Don McLeroy on the ABC News program Nightline last night. It’s hard to overstate the disaster that is unfolding for the education of Texas schoolchildren — really for schoolchildren across the country, considering the huge influence of Texas in the national textbook market. Fortunately, voters rejected McLeroy’s extremism at the polls earlier this month. Even so, he remains on the board until January. And with the adoption of science and social studies textbooks coming soon, the fight against the rest of the board’s far-right faction will continue far beyond McLeroy’s departure from the scene.