Texas school board approves resolution decrying "pro-Islamic" textbook bias





The Texas State Board of Education on Friday narrowly approved a resolution calling on publishers to correct a “pro-Islamic/anti-Christian bias” in history textbooks.

The 7-6 vote followed a spirited debate on the nonbinding resolution proposed by the board’s conservative majority aiming to correct what Dave Welch, head of the Texas Pastor Council, testified amounted to “whitewashing” of some negative aspects of Islam in the texts.

“We’re asking you to look at this very carefully,” he told the board in testifying for the resolution. “… There are problems, there are imbalances.”

But Kathy Miller, president of the liberal Texas Freedom Network, said afterward that the resolution was politically motivated....

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