AUSTIN (AP) — Texas may vote this week on having outside experts check textbooks used in its public school classrooms for factual errors.READ MORE: College Basketball's NIT To Be Played In North Texas
Though small, the change could soften longstanding ideological battles over how history, science and religion are taught in America’s second-largest state.
The proposed tweak to Board of Education rules follows a Houston mother complaining last month that a geography book used by her 15-year-old high school freshman son referred to slave as “workers.”READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: How Could The Economic Relief Package Put More Money In Your Pocket?
The board approves textbooks for use by Texas’ more than 5 million students. That market is so large that publishers making modifications to meet the state’s standards can affect what’s prepared for other states.
The board begins meeting Wednesday, when Republican board member Thomas Ratliff says he’ll propose having university academics check board-sanctioned books to avoid mistakes.MORE NEWS: The Pandemic Closed Them, But On Monday Apple Reopened All 270 Of Its US Stores
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