Texas Rejects Plan To Let Academics Fact-Check Textbooks
The Texas Board of Education rejected measure that would've had college professors ok its textbooks, despite claims they're ideologically slanted.By Grant Suneson | November 19, 2015
The Texas Board of Education voted 8-7 to reject a measure that would have required university professors and experts to fact check the state's public school textbooks.
Thomas Ratliff, the board member who introduced the measure, said, "I know people are concerned about pointy-headed liberals in the ivory tower making our process different or worse. But I hold our institutions of higher education in fairly high regard."
As it stands, textbooks are subject to a citizen review panel, and that's been a huge problem for Texas, as well as many other states.