Craig Studer is a public school teacher in Austin, TX. He has a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and a master's degree in U.S. history.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
What Did You Learn in School Today? (The Texas Version)
Millions of Texas students head back to school this week confronted by a dramatically altered, state-mandated social studies curriculum. The contentious hearings of the Texas State Board of Education received considerable attention in the spring of 2010, but seem to have fallen out of the public consciousness as the new school year begins. The new curriculum, officially called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, deserves renewed attention, as it will undoubtedly surprise most Texans.