Balanced op-ed by a University of Dallas professor

by Phil King


This balanced op-ed by a University of Dallas professor in today’s Wall Street Journal rejects many of the unfounded criticisms of the curriculum changes adopted recently by the State Board of Education.  His conclusion:  “Is the board’s more conservative and overtly patriotic reading of history the best one? That’s a matter of legitimate disagreement. Yet there is no evidence to support the charge that this imperfect curriculum amounts to educational malpractice.”  Bottom line, there has been much misstatement of fact (primarily by various liberal special interest groups) regarding the SBOE’s actions:

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