The Texas Board of Education has refused to approve a biology book by one of the nation’s largest publishers, pending an expert review of supposed “errors” on evolution.
The Board of Education is in for a long night, with key votes on science books and algebra II still to come.
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.
Texas is bracing for another clash over how to teach evolution, as the board of education approves new science textbooks. A final public hearing is set for Wednesday.
The State Board of Education is holding two potentially emotionally charged public hearings on high school graduation requirements and what science textbooks should be approved for classrooms across Texas.
Children across the state will be starting the school year without some new textbooks, an issue upsetting a number of school officials.
Texas budget troubles include no money for new textbooks.