Texas Education Committee Reverses Alamo Curriculum Change

Cameron Fairchild
September 13, 2018 - 5:55 am
The Alamo

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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) -  The Battle of the Alamo is not over, for the Texas education system.

A preliminary vote by the State Board of Education hands an early victory to people who don't want the way Texas history is taught in seventh grade changed.

A work group recommended removing references to the Alamo defenders as 'heroic'. The group also wanted to get rid of references to William Barrett Travis's letter “To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World," calling for help at the siege.

While yesterday's vote is an early skirmish in the battle, it may predict the course of the fight. The 15-member board voted unanimously to requite seventh grade Texas social studies teachers to keep references to Alamo defenders' heroism, and to the Travis letter.

The board takes another preliminary vote tomorrow, and a final vote in November.