Independent Lens: The Revisionaries
Monday, January 28 at 10:00 p.m.
Witness an ongoing culture war raging in Texas — a tempest in a textbook that affects the entire nation.
The state’s Board of Education has been engaged in a pitched, years-long battle over what belongs (and doesn’t) in public school textbooks. Legislators, educators, parents and students debate the facts and the theories — including what constitutes a fact versus a theory.
The chair of the Board of Education fights tirelessly to include intelligent design in science books, while a board member argues to exclude mention of the slave trade and the Enlightenment in history books. The result is a chaotic scene, with the next generation’s education held hostage.