Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Who should decide how textbooks are written?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about changes in school textbooks. The California State Senate recently passed a bill to add LGBT History to textbooks while the Texas State Board of Education voted to make major changes to the civil rights movement, slavery and hundreds of other historical events. So who should ultimately decide what children learn? Join us at 10 or send us an email at How would you decide what to include in textbooks? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Professor Salvucci, associate professor of history at Trinity University. She presently serves as Vice-Chair of the National Council for History Education and as a member of the Board of Governors of The Historical Society; she is a contributing editor to Historically Speaking.

Margaret C. Jacob, professor of History at UCLA.

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