As the State Board of Education sits down this week to review proposed social studies standards, critics say the board could stand a history lesson of its own before setting the standards for public school students.
“This goes to the fundamental issue. The board is not made up of educators, yet alone historians. They look very ignorant when they don't know that Helen Keller herself was a socialist,” said Julio Noboa, a history professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, one of the board's socials studies experts offering recommendations.
“It really makes them look stupid. These people are making education decisions for one of the largest states in the union.”
10 March 2010
Texas State Board Of Education Uninformed
Houston Chronicle: Critics say state ed board could use a lesson in history