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.
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.
Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court, spoke with Need to Know’s Alison Stewart about the confirmation process, civics in schools and motherhood.
The Texas education board approved sweeping changes to its state curriculum that would give social studies books a more conservative bent.
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.
Members of the Texas education board open a new front in the culture wars with a push for ideologically driven curriculum standards.