Education Board To Vote On New Textbooks
AUSTIN (AP) - It’s decision day for Texas’ latest classroom debate over evolution — and for algebra II.
The Board of Education is casting critical votes Thursday on new science textbooks for use statewide, and on whether Algebra II should be a required high school course.
Members are devising updated academic standards under a curriculum overhaul already approved by the Legislature.
It rewrote course requirements to promote vocational training.
The law doesn’t require algebra II, and some experts worry it weakens curriculum.
But the lawmakers who sponsored the overhaul made an unplanned appearance to implore the board not to make algebra II mandatory.
The board is also poised to approve new science books — despite claims by some social conservatives that they aren’t skeptical enough about the theory of evolution and climate change.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Tips Sought After Waco Meteorologist Shot
- Fort Worth Firefighters Use Oxygen To Save Cat
- Cleburne Officer Cleared In Fatal Shooting Of Pit Bull
- Harris County Grand Juries Lack Hispanics
- Dallas Teen Killed In Fatal Car Crash
- Before Drug Sentencing Former Cowboy Sends Letter To CBS 11
- 4th Abduction Attempt In Tarrant County
- Evacuations In Milford After Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion
- Witnesses Watch 2 Lions Kill Lioness At Dallas Zoo
- Safety Institute Suggests Booster Seats Until Age 12
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures