Vote scheduled for Texas social studies guidelines

2010-05-25 05:47:41 (GMT) (WiredPRNews.com - Education, News)

A vote was set for Friday for finishing changes to Texas guidelines for public school social studies curriculum.

Austin (WiredPRNews.com) – A vote was set for Friday for the finishing of changes to social studies curriculum guidelines in the state of Texas. As reported by CBS 11 News, the state board met to discuss standards set for the teaching of topics such as slavery and the civil rights movement, as part of a conservative drive for curriculum change.

As noted in the report, the vote will determine standards to be used to teach the state’s public school students for the next decade. Matters discussed in a meeting Thursday include the use of President Barack Obama’s middle name, the inclusion of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ inaugural address and Abraham Lincoln’s philosophical views, Social Security and Medicare and other long-term entitlements, and a 1949 federal court ruling that prohibited schools from legally segregating Mexican American students.

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