Texas Textbooks

The Texas State Board of Education is meeting in Austin this week to discuss and debate proposed changes to the state’s history curriculum. The central issue is whether to put more emphasis on Christianity in students’ history books. Conservatives David Barton and the Rev. Peter Marshall support the move, while others turn to the separation-of-church-and state position:

“People who have a particular axe to grind, a particular view point to promote are trying to hijack school curriculum to promote their point of view about one specific religion.” — Dotty Griffith, ACLU of Texas

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