Months after becoming one of the favored bogeymen among certain right-wing circles, it appears CSCOPE, as a lesson framework used in nearly 900 school districts around the state, is no more. State Sen. Dan Patrick held a press conference Monday morning announcing that he had received a letter from t ... More >>
New Chair Dan Patrick is making his mark on the Senate Education Committee early, putting his goals for school choice front and center on his agenda. The clamor over school choice will likely drown out many of Patrick's other goals for the session: expanding career and technology courses; dropping ... More >>
A new doc explores the Texas Board of Education's fight against science, history.
The Texas Freedom Network has one litmus test when it comes to electing members to the State Board of Education: Do they love public education? Sure, the question sounds a sappy, but the State Board of Education was stacked, for a number of years, with those who had nothing but contempt for those t ... More >>
The always entertaining spectacle of the State Board of Education assessing science through the filter of Jesus will be slightly less entertaining when things start up again this week, if only because the time allowed for public comments has been slashed drastically. New SBOE chair Barbara Cargill, ... More >>
Evolution in the cross-hairsTexas might be getting ready to fill its science textbooks with anti-evolution material, critics are warning. The State Board of Education may soon take another step in its effort to adopt material that pushes Intelligent Design, they say. "Two years ago State Bo ... More >>