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State Board of Education votes to keep "heroic" in description of Alamo defenders

Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott rallied his supporters on social media against the removal of defining Alamo defenders as "heroic" from social studies curriculum standards. This week, the State Board of Education tentatively voted to keep the language intact.

State Board of Education member Barbara Cargill speaks with spectators during a break in the State Board of Education meeting on proposed changes to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies and Economics, on Sept. 11, 2018.

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