Educational Priorities

The School Board of Education (SBOE) will be voting to adopt major changes to the Social Studies curriculum next week (8/29—09/2).

These changes come recommended by TEKS Work Group committee members who are nominated by the SBOE.

TEKS, or Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, are guides and standards used by educators to meet the core competencies of the subject matter.

What’s at stake in social studies education is the acceptance of new standards that are revisionist and ideologically-biased. Since TEKS are revised every 12 years, this makes next week’s vote much more consequential.

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