TEKS Watch Update

* The SBOE met on November 18 to discuss the second draft of the TEKS.

* State Rep. Norma Chávez (D-El Paso) and 44 Hispanic members of the House called for improved coverage of Hispanics.

* Marginal comments within the drafts of the US history (11th grade) TEKS indicated that one committee member often disagreed with the whole; now that member has identified himself and accused the rest of the committee with “hijacking” the review process.

RECOMMENDATION: The readers’ comments posted with these articles are quite interesting.

* Public hearings about the TEKS revisions will begin on January 13, 2010

Find links to the latest info at TEKSWatch at http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=61097

On a related note, the Center for History Teaching & Learning has also begun following debates and media coverage surrounding the implementation of Texas legislation authorizing an elective Bible course in the public schools. For more information visit http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=62588.

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