Four Texas state senators, fed up with curriculum and textbook battles at the State Board of Education, pitched legislation April 14 that would strip the board of its authority over curriculum and textbooks and transfer it to the commissioner of education, reports the Dallas Morning News. Sens. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Kip Averitt, R-Waco, told the Senate Education Committee that the state board has become too politicized and is not always focused on what is best for schoolchildren. Debate on the bill comes just weeks after the board clashed over science curriculum standards and how evolution should be taught in


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