INDEPENDENT LENS: The Revisionaries

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Revisionaries

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:00pm

Austin capital building

Credit: Courtesy of Scott Thurman

Learn why the textbook tempest in Texas is jeopardizing the next generation’s education. 

Witness an ongoing culture war raging in Texas — a tempest in a textbook. The state’s Board of Education has been engaged in a pitched, years-long battle over what belongs (and doesn’t) in public school textbooks. Legislators, educators, parents and students debate the facts and the theories — including what constitutes a fact versus a theory. The chair of the Board of Education fights tirelessly to include intelligent design in science books, while a board member argues to exclude mention of the slave trade and the Enlightenment in history books. The result is a chaotic scene, with the next generation’s education held hostage. INDEPENDENT LENS: The Revisionaries airs Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT 21.1/cable 11 and 1011).


Local support for the American Graduate Initiative and this broadcast is made possible by Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, preparing students for graduation, college, and a career.


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