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View Diary: Texas State Board of Education: 2010 or 1950? (212 comments)

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  •  Best suggestion I've heard (9+ / 0-)

    Board members should seriously reconsider this process and assure parents that they are putting the education of Texas schoolchildren first. Doing so requires only some fairly simple steps.

    First, the current process should be halted and resumed only when the newly elected state board members take their seats in January. Doing so will help the board create a new process that is better insulated from personal and political agendas. There is no need to hurry through the revision of standards that will guide what our children learn for a decade.

    Any chance of this?

    •  Are you kidding? (2+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, DRo

      Don McLeroy who lost the R primary to a reasonable guy is still crowing about the power he has and fully intends to use it while he has it.

      "I agree with you now make me do it!" FDR

      by JC Dufresne on Sun Apr 04, 2010 at 04:06:17 PM PDT

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    •  new process at SBOE (2+ / 0-)
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      lirtydies, DRo

      I am looking at the history of SBOE, and it has a number of precedents and changes throughout its existence.  I agree that we need to carefully examine the process for such an important decision.  I believe there is hope for a better curriculum and textbooks, particularly if we plan for a future of electronic books and open source material.  The board must be more forward-looking and it must make data-based decisions.

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