Texas State Board of Education Races Could Get Ugly

When the State Board of Education gathered in late July, what didn’t happen was more notable than what did.

Leading up to the meeting, in which the board was set to approve supplemental materials for science curriculum, watchdog groups girded for battle, warning that board members might use their power to try to introduce creationist arguments through backdoor changes. But anyone expecting the circus that attracted international media attention in previous years was disappointed: After a brief back-and-forth, the board voted unanimously to leave any such decisions up to the state education commissioner.

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