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Today marks the 62nd anniversary of The Little Rock Nine, and parents, educators and community leaders there say the state's new plan for its schools would catapult Little Rock back into an era of school segregation. usnews.com/news/education…
"This is our 1957 in 2019, and people will look back and judge this moment the same way we judge people's actions in 1957. Don't repeat 1957. Don't be the person sneering in the photographs."
Here's what's happening: The State Board of Education voted in 2015 to take control of Little Rock schools, in large part justifying its decision on the results of a new state accountability system that showed that six of the city's 48 schools were not meeting academic benchmarks
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Today, the @TXSBOE will hear public testimony on eliminating Helen Keller, Hillary Clinton and dozens of other people from the state's history curriculum.

Follow me for live tweets from the debate and read this for background: dallasnews.com/news/education… #txlege #txed
@TXSBOE And we're off!

The @TXSBOE has gaveled in. Chair Bahorich says live stream is down, so I'm glad I'm here in person!

First up today is public testimony on the changes to the social studies curriculum. 35 people have signed up to speak. #txlege #txed
@TXSBOE Some curriculum changes have gotten more attention than others.

Yes, Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton (both recommended, not required, to be taught) are on the chopping block.

But there are DOZENS of other proposed changes too.

dallasnews.com/news/education… #txlege
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