Local educator says Texas is not trying to erase the Alamo's history from textbooks

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Local educator says Texas is not trying to erase the Alamo's history from textbooks

The State Board of Education considers more changes in curriculum standards this week, and the Texas Freedom Network's Dan Quinn said his group will be there to protest current standards he says are filled with inaccuracies. 

He said the issue that has grabbed the most attention is not referring to the defenders of the Alamo as heroes, but there are many other problems to deal with.

Stephen Cure is part of the workgroup recommending that the phrase "...all the heroic defenders of the Alamo" be stricken from Texas history curriculum, but he said initial reports have not really captured the true intent behind that recommendation.

He said educators have taught for years the heroism of the Alamo defenders, and that's not the issue.  He said it's just too time-consuming to name the near-200 defenders in a 7th Grade classroom, hence the recommendation to strike it.

 

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