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Kathleen Wellman, History, Texas State Board of Education allows conservatives to decide content in textbooks

The Atlantic Originally posted: Nov. 25, 2014 Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies textbooks will be recommend to school districts in the state. The board was expected to … Continue reading

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Neil Foley, History, changing face of America

KERA, Think Originally aired: Nov. 3, 2014 By 2050, nearly a third of all U.S. residents will be Latino. This hour, we’ll talk about how this growing segment of the population is affecting everything from politics to cultural identity with … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel, History, different views on fall of Berlin Wall

LA Times U.S., Russia, Europe, China have different views on Berlin Wall’s fall BY JEFFREY A. ENGEL November 1, 2014, 7:00 a.m. The Berlin Wall continues to haunt the world. Only shards remain of the concrete and barbed wire that … Continue reading

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William Steding, senior fellow at the Center for Presidential History, featured in D Magazine

D Magazine, November 2014 How Technology Is Helping Investors New tools are helping to put their money where their mouse is. There was a time when William Steding was like many investors, his eyes glued to CNBC as he made … Continue reading

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Social Studies Revised

THINK, KERA. Originally posted: October 6, 2014 Texas is considering new social studies textbooks for public school students for the first time since 2002. This hour, we’ll talk about questions that have arisen about how they teach culture and religion … Continue reading

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Associate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Presidential History on Secret Service Changes

(CNN) — Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service after it was revealed that Omar Gonzalez, the fence jumper who breached White House security two weeks ago, made it much farther into the house than previously … Continue reading

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Controversies re-emerge in fight over Texas textbooks

San Francisco Chronicle slideshow and story quotes Dedman College history professor Kathleen Wellman while highlighting 15 big issues in Texas textbook debate READ MORE  

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Dedman College experts address controversial content proposed for Texas’ new public school textbooks

DALLAS (SMU) — SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences faculty members Ron Wetherington, Kathleen Wellman, David Brockman and Edward Countryman are speaking out about what they see as “flawed” and “distorted” textbooks being considered for Texas classrooms. Wetherington, Wellman … Continue reading

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Edward Countryman, History, helps find flaws in social studies textbooks

Dallas Morning News Four years after State Board of Education members clashed over U.S. history standards for Texas schools, publishers are facing criticism from multiple groups over new textbooks and e-books based on those standards. The Texas Freedom Network, an … Continue reading

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Alexis McCrossen, History, Apple watch will need a social revolution

Wired …With the Apple Watch, Tim Cook and company are now hoping to push us through a similar social revolution. And because that’s such an enormous task, it too may be a flop—at least initially. Alexis McCrossen, a Southern Methodist … Continue reading

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