The elected Texas State Board of Education voted to restore a phrase in seventh-grade history lessons about the “heroism” of the Alamo defenders. It wasn’t taken out to undermine Texas pride -- only to shorten the curriculum.
Texas State Board of Education to keep term “heroic” in history lessons about the Alamo in state classrooms, even as it retools other parts curriculum per preliminary vote after hearings in Austin, Texas.
Texas students observe the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with solemn ceremonies. Many were babies or not even born when terrorists hijacked planes used to crash into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Several school districts in Tarrant, Parker counties are holding elections this fall. Azle, Keller schools have a TRE election on Sept. 8. In Birdville schools, voters will decide on a bond program on Nov. 6.
More Texas families are opting out of vaccines — a trend that helped put Tarrant County among areas described as “hotspots.” Medical experts worry the increase will make communities vulnerable to outbreaks.