Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Publishers of Texas textbooks respond to complaints on Clinton, Bush, more

AUSTIN — A biographical sketch of Hillary Rodham Clinton has been removed. Negative references to former President George W. Bush have been changed.

Those were among among hundreds of alleged errors cited by critics who testified at an all-day State Board of Education hearing last month on new social studies textbooks and e-books for Texas public schools.

Now, the publishers have responded. In many cases, they refused to make changes requested by special interest groups or private citizens. But in some, they agreed to modify or eliminate offending language or paragraphs before the board gives the books final consideration in November. The books will be sent to schools in the fall of 2015.

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