Politics, religion and education - a volatile mix on the Texas school board
One change has to do with the principle of the separation of church and state. Students will be compelled to read the First Amendment and compare its language with judicial writings on the topic.
Here’s another one: BC and AD will be used to date eras, retaining the traditional acronyms for “Before Christ” and “Anno Domini.” The state board rejected the use of BCE and CE as too secular.
What do you think of the changes so far in Texas? This week at Our Values, we’ll discuss changes like these made by politicians rewriting history and social studies.
Read more and join the conversation here about the new Texas State Board of Education standards and their national impact.
Dr. Wayne E. Baker is a sociologist on the senior faculty of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He specializes in researching the core beliefs and desires that motivate and shape American culture. Occasionally, Dr. Baker will share with AnnArbor.com readers a series of faith-related discussions from his blog, Our Values. He can be reached at email@example.com