Texas Board of Education Fights Over History

Sometime after 11 p.m. Thursday, having bickered for some 14 hours like the children whose interests they're charged with representing, State Board of Education members failed to agree even on a vote to adjourn the meeting.

They had been nitpicking the state’s history standards and each other since 9 a.m., and the patience of some Democrats in the bunch — who'd lost all the votes, as usual — was wearing a little thin. “I want to know when you’re going to let me go to sleep,” said member Lawrence Allen, D-Fresno, to chairwoman Gail Lowe, R-Lampasas ...

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