Textbook battle goes late and loud

An expansion of what Texas public schools teach about the Confederacy’s rationale for secession – from a speech that didn’t mention slavery — was just another battle in the State Board of Education’s own civil war as the panel edged closer early Friday to adopting controversial new social studies curriculum standards.

The board approved a new standard for high school students to “Evaluate efforts by global organizations to undermine U.S. sovereignty.”

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