23 February 2010

Democracy, Texas style

The Dallas Morning News is covering the Texas State Board of Education races. I’ve been blogging about these because science textbook adoption will be up for grabs after the election. The article notes (emphasis added):

The battle for control of the State Board of Education will largely be determined by Republican primary voters in four key races – and nowhere is the competition more fierce than for the seat that represents part of Collin County and much of East Texas. ... No Democrat filed, so the GOP winner is expected to cruise to election in November.

A society is only a democracy when there are choices.

Also, see this article in the Houston Chronicle about the recently adopted science standards. While certain subjects were weakened, some appear to be better than they were.

Additional: See this Houston Chronicle article about State Board of Education elections.

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