Controversial History Textbooks To Be Voted On

The Texas State Board of Education could see a fiery debate as it considers more than 100 history and social studies textbooks for classrooms statewide. Some academics and activists say the books are distorted, doing such things as exaggerate the influence of Moses on democracy as if he was the “first American,” hype the historical import of Hillary Clinton, and downplay the relationship of radical Islam with modern terrorism.

Because Texas is so huge, its decisions can influence the entire national educational book marketplace. The board vote should be in the books (pun intended) by Wednesday morning, and Jim will have details.

ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us from Dallas:

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