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Texas State Education Board Passes Resolution to Stop Redesigned AP US History

DALLAS, Texas -- In a final vote of 8-4 with one abstention, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) passed a resolution to formally request that the College Board rewrite its redesigned Advanced Placement US History (APUSH) course and exam "in a transparent manner to accurately reflect U. S. history without a political bias and to respect the sovereignty of Texas over its education curriculum." Sep 20, 2014 2:06 AM PT

Pro-Common Core Texas Military Ed Group Supports AP Course That Erases Military from US History

DALLAS, Texas -- For decades, Advanced Placement (AP) has been a respected name in high-quality high school accelerated learning. Texas students represent a respectable 10 percent of the program's market; however, this year, the AP US History (APUSH) has undergone a radical revamp that has come under fire from education experts because the new version will radically transform how US History is taught. Sep 18, 2014 11:14 AM PT

SBOE Passes Amendment To Ensure TEKS Are Taught To Texas AP High School Students

DALLAS, Texas -- On September 17, the State Board of Education (SBOE) voted 12-3 to pass an amendment that is a major step in shoring up Texas sovereignty over the Social Studies standards. Public schools will have to teach the state education standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) for Social Studies when administering high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses and also, a similar program, the International Baccalaureate (IB). This will go into effect for school year 2015-16. Sep 18, 2014 5:08 AM PT

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Be Keynote Speaker at Kaufman County Tea Party Fundraiser

DALLAS, Texas -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio, often dubbed "America's toughest sheriff," will be the keynote speaker at the Kaufman County Tea Party's annual "Don't Mess With Texas" fundraiser on Saturday evening, September 20. The Maricopa County Arizona lawman is never afraid to speak his mind and he did just that with Breitbart Texas, giving a glimpse into the many topics he will address during his Texas visit. Sep 16, 2014 8:11 AM PT

Proposed Texas Textbooks Are Full of Progressive Bias, Says Curriculum Accuracy Expert

DALLAS, Texas -- The ideological battle over the Texas Social Studies textbook adoption process is inching towards a showdown as the State Board of Education (SBOE) convenes to hear public comment on the classroom learning materials followed by reviewer reports and the board's recommendations for history, geography and civics books. It's all part of the state's multi-month review process that is meant to be transparent but leftwing attack dogs are trying to convince Americans that school books have been taken hostage by rightwing fundamental evangelicals, according to Politico with an assist from the Washington Post. Sep 15, 2014 8:48 AM PT

EXCLUSIVE: Texas is ‘Nation’s Last Best Chance’ to Block APUSH, Say Experts

DALLAS, Texas -- Yesterday, College Board Vice President Trevor Packer defended the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) framework in a letter to colleagues. The new framework has come under fire nationally for a highly politicized agenda that undermines traditional American and Western cultural values. Breitbart News has reported extensively on APUSH. Sep 11, 2014 7:54 PM PT

Texas Textbook Adoption Process Criticized By Texas Freedom Network President

DALLAS, Texas -- Splashed onto the cover of September 6, 2014 Outlook section of the Houston Chronicle was an opinion piece penned by Kathy Miller, Texas Freedom Network (TFN) president, in which she slammed the state's textbook adoption policy, namely the current review of Social Studies instructional materials, calling it "deeply flawed and politicized" and that "Texas families simply can't trust it." Sep 10, 2014 5:59 AM PT

Really Texas, Truant Officers?

DALLAS, Texas -- Truancy, it conjures up images of the 1930's and Depression Era under-aged hooligans playing hooky in back alleys, but wait, truancy is alive and well and on the books in the freedom and liberty loving Lone Star state where the delinquency is still criminalized but really Texas, truant officers? Sep 8, 2014 5:39 AM PT

Davis Attack Ad Deliberately Misleads Voters, Just to Slam Abbott Again

DALLAS, Texas -- Democratic gubernatorial challenger Sen. Wendy Davis is proving that behind the blonde hair are left wing roots itching to attack her opponent, GOP front runner Greg Abbott, at any cost, even if it is with bum info from her ticket mate Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio), and even if that info was debunked months ago by the Austin American-Statesman's PolitiFact Texas. Sep 7, 2014 4:51 AM PT

Abbott Bucks Big Ed, Unveils Common Sense Ways to Go to College

DALLAS, Texas -- Making college more affordable by reducing the crushing burden of student loan debt and increasing on-time graduations, transferrable high school to college AP credits, block scheduling, and online college learning opportunities, were among the cost-effective, common sense approaches GOP gubernatorial candidate and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott served up on the higher education front at the University of Texas at Dallas on September 2nd. Sep 6, 2014 6:00 AM PT

Texas Parents Stunned by Common Core Materials Coming Home From School

DALLAS, Texas -- It is like a Texas sampler platter of the 2014-15 Common Core offerings served up around the state -- Sadlier "Common Core Enriched Edition" Vocabulary, Springboard and Carnegie Math. There is even a kindergarten handout that defines the importance of the term "Common Core." Parents are up in arms. More so, they are worried. They have heard endlessly that there is no Common Core in Texas. It is the law. Yet, this is what is coming home in the backpacks. Sep 4, 2014 5:25 AM PT

Unconstitutional: County Judge Rules On Texas Public School Finance System Again

DALLAS, Texas -- In Austin, State District Judge John Dietz, a Democrat, ruled that the state's funding mechanism for public schools was unconstitutional on August 28. The Travis County judge's opinion was in favor of the 600-plus school districts who filed the suit against the state. These districts represent three-quarters of the state's more than 5 million public schools students. Sep 1, 2014 5:51 AM PT

New Data-Mining 'Opt-Out' Form to Combat Common Core

DALLAS, Texas -- Breitbart Texas has learned that a new "Student Privacy Protection Request Form" has been released by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national non-profit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Aug 30, 2014 5:09 AM PT

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