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Monday, November 25, 2013

Beyond the Classroom presents "The Revisionaries"

Description:
In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children. Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly 5 million schoolchildren. And when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas affects the nation as a whole. Don McLeroy, an avowed young-earth creationist, leads the religious right charge. McLeroy was elected to the Texas State Board of Education and appointed chairman. McLeroy has overseen the adoption of new science and history curriculum standards, placing Texas on the front line of the "culture wars." In his last term, McLeroy is fighting to retain his seat on the board. Challenged by Kathy Miller of the Texas Freedom Network, McLeroy faces his toughest term yet. THE REVISIONARIES follows the rise and fall of some of the most controversial figures in American education through some of their most tumultuous intellectual battles. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 20, 2013
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
https://www.facebook.com/events/584774478256541/
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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