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In Texas Textbooks, Moses Is A Founding Father

posted on September 22, 2014

“[H]ow students learn history in the Lone Star State is back in the news,” scholar Edward Countryman reports at The Daily Beast. After the Texas State Board of Education commissioned Countryman and other Ph.D. scholars to study Texas history books, the group has come to the conclusion that Texas’ new textbook standards were assembled “without regard to either intellectual coherence or historical accuracy.” Countryman claims that the new textbooks deny “the students the chance to understand what is truly exceptional about the course of American history.”

Read at The Daily Beast