It’s time to mess with Texas’ textbooks. As a state with one of the largest school-age populations, education standards in Texas can affect the availability of school materials nationwide. Welton speaks with Dr. Emile Lester from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund about the way ideological agendas are influencing educational standards. TFN has revealed changes in Texas’ proposed social studies textbooks, including information that weakens the separation of church and state, minimizes how violence was used to spread Christianity and gives biased portrayals of Muslims and Islam. And don’t even get us started about science! They’ll discuss what the newest version of textbooks, to be released in November, may or may not include.

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