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  Choosing words: The controversy over Texas textbooks

Texas recently voted not to add creationism to its science texts. But the actions of the state’s school board continue to be closely watched by the nation. Need to Know caught up with the Board last May as it was considering changes for its social studies textbooks.


  Need to Know, August 6, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Life in a war zone. An embattled outpost where the U.S. military trains Afghan soldiers. Steve Mumford’s paintings of the war in Iraq. And a special pledge week edition of Next Week’s News.


As Texas goes, so goes the nation?

Decisions made by the Texas school board on which materials to include in textbooks can have ramifications across the U.S. Or can they? Three experts weigh in.


  Need to Know, May 14, 2010

Full episode, May 14, 2010. Afghanistan, rewriting history in Texas, preventing cancer.


  Is the Texas school board rewriting history?

Members of the Texas education board open a new front in the culture wars with a push for ideologically driven curriculum standards.

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