Texas public schools are in trouble. In 2011, lawmakers decided to slash $5 billion from the state’s education system.
A watchdog group said recently that the Texas State Board of Education has rejected some of the most problematic proposed changes to the state’s public school social studies textbooks, but attempts to force religious ideas into the curriculum remain a serious threat.
The motto of fundamentalists who want to force creationism into public school science textbooks in Texas must be: If at first you don’t succeed, try and try and try again. But it seems they’ll just have to keep on trying because their latest push has run into a roadblock: Textbook publishers refuse to play along.