Social Studies Vote Delayed Until March

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The State Board of Education has put off a tentative vote on new standards for teaching social studies until March.

The standards could have an impact on classrooms nationwide.

The board had been expected to take a first vote on the guidelines Friday. That's after several days of discussion on topics such as which historical figures to hold students accountable for learning about and whether second-graders should be taught Aesop's Fables.

But as the debate stretched on Friday, the board decided it needed to move on to finalizing details on new high school graduation requirements.

The delay leaves discussion of a slew of issues regarding high school social studies, history and economics classes unfinished until the board's March meeting.

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