TEKS Watch Update

The Center for History Teaching & Learning has been hosting a TEKSWatch that follows developments in the state’s current revision of the K-12 social studies standards. The Watch has sent emails approximately every 2 weeks to over one hundred interested parties throughout Texas (and a few from outside). There is a link on the site for any interested in joining the distribution list.

I take the liberty of forwarding this “Update” to you for two local reasons. First, El Paso’s State Rep. Norma Chávez has entered the debate by calling, along with 44 Hispanic members of the House, for improved coverage of Hispanics in the curriculum. Second, the defector from the US history committee explicitly targets El Paso Senator Eliot Shapleigh in Part III of his accusation.

TEKSWatch does not endorse any of the positions covered or linked to on its website. It exists to educate Texans about the (sometimes complicated and often opaque) TEKS revision process and to encourage them to participate in the conversation.

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