07 November 2012

The new Texas State Board of Education: slightly less radical?

The Austin American Statesman reports:

After Tuesday's elections, the board is made up of five Democrats and 10 Republicans. Of those Republicans, three are social conservative Republican incumbents — Ken Mercer for District 5, David Bradley for District 7 and Barbara Cargill, who currently chairs the board, for District 8.

A few of the right-leaning Republicans have indicated they likely would align at times with the social conservatives, but it will remain to be seen if they will consistently vote with that bloc or not.

I hope this will mean Texas will be less likely to end up in the national news because of the Board’s continual, ideological efforts to rewrite the K-12 school standards.

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