Vote Set For Texas Social Studies Curriculum

By: AP
By: AP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' state education board is set to take
a vote on a new social studies curriculum that could reverberate in
classrooms nationwide.

A three-day meeting beginning Wednesday is the first since
primary elections that could push the panel's far-right leanings
toward the center. Terms of conservatives who are leaving expire in
January.

The board's decisions affect the textbook content around the
country because Texas is one of publishers' biggest clients.

The 15-member board is expected this week to finish debating
social studies, history and economics curriculum before taking a
preliminary vote. Debate could flare over such issues as the
Founding Fathers' religious beliefs and border security.

The final vote is expected in May.

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