The Dallas Morning News is running an op-ed from Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller about last week’s debacle at the State Board of Education and why Texas must change the way it decides what our children learn in their public schools. Money quote:
Throughout the state board’s needlessly drawn-out and divisive debates over standards for language arts, science and now social studies, parents have grown tired of seeing their children’s education turned into a political battleground. Texans don’t want decisions about what their children learn based on the political biases of anyone, liberals or conservatives. They just want their children to get an education based on facts and sound scholarship – an education that prepares them to succeed in college and a 21st-century economy.
But that’s not what’s happening in Texas.