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Media Coverage & Commentary on the Process

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In a process that will last several years, the Texas State Board of Education

  1. first revised the standards (completed 8/2010) and will then uses them as a blueprint to
  2. adopt new textbooks (ongoing),
  3. design new standardized tests, and
  4. update the criteria for educator certification.

Media outlets from around the world have covered the revision process

Part I: Revising the Standards (TEKS)

Early Drafts and Debates (Jan-Dec 2009)

The Process Begins

 

César Chávez: To Remove or Not? (July-September 2009)

 

Christmas: To Remove or Not? (September 2009)

 

Trouble in the 11th Grade U.S. History (since Reconstruction) Committee

 

International Coverage (Jan-Dec 2009)

 

The First Public Hearing (January 2010)

Hispanics Lacking in the TEKS, say Hispanic Lawmakers

 

Religion and the Founding Fathers

 

The Hearing (January 12-15, 2010)

 

The Second Public Hearing (March 2010)

The 2010 Primary Elections (March 3, 2010)

 

The Hearing and Adoption Vote (March 10-12, 2010)

 

Calls to Delay Final Adoption of/Seek Expert Opinion on the Proposed Changes

Early Calls

 

From the Texas State Legislature

 

Historians Call for Delay of Vote

 

From Public Schools

 

Calls Not to Delay Final Adoption of the Proposed Changes

 

The Final Public Hearing (May 2010)

Clergy, Religious Freedom, Separation of Church and State

 

Last-Minute Statements

 

The Hearing (May 19-21)

 

Reactions, Spin, and Parting Shots

 

Final Draft Released (June 2010)

Initial Reactions

Overviews

 

Survey of Public Opinion

 

New Board of Education Could Fix It - Elections in November

 

New Governor could Fix It - Election in November

 

Can the Legislature Do Anything?

 

Local Resistance

 

National Standards

 

Give Away Free Books

 

California v. Texas

 

Maryland v. Texas

 

Pressure to Rewrite

From NAACP and LULAC

 

From the Fordham Institute

 

From the State Legislature

 

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