Tune In: The Texas textbook controversy

In May 2010, the Texas State Board of Education approved a controversial new curriculum that will emphasize politically conservative interpretations of American history and other subjects. David Chard, dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and Dedman College Anthropology Professor Ron Wetherington, who served on a committee of experts that advised the board on science standards, were critical of the decision – adopted 9-5 in a vote along party lines.

Chard discussed the Texas textbook controversy during “The Ed Show” on MSNBC May 21, 2010. Wetherington spoke on the same topic on the same day with CBS 11 News.

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