Guest Column: Please, No State Board of Embarrassment

Lately the State Board of Education has been caught in the culture wars crossfire. Take the example of last year’s revision of the social studies curriculum. From one side, liberal comedian Jon Stewart mocks the reasoning behind SBOE decisions. From the other side, the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute assigns a “D” grade to the outcome of the process.

Usually when a group takes heat from the left and from the right, it’s setting a course somewhere in the moderate middle. Not so the SBOE when it revised the social studies curriculum. Or when it revised the science curriculum the ...

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