Independent Lens

Witness a Texas Showdown Over Teaching Standards

Preview: Season 14 Episode 7 | 2m 5s

Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly five million schoolchildren. When an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman, the theory of evolution and U.S. history are caught in the crosshairs, which could impact the classroom curricula not only of Texas, but also of the nation as a whole.

Aired: 01/28/13

Rating: TV-PG

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Two Years Since "Try Harder"

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Two Years Since "Try Harder"

It's been a tumultuous ride for Lowell High School since the PBS documentary Try Harder! stopped filming. Here’s a look back at a few of the key events that played out at Lowell over the taxing last two years.

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