Historians Protest Texas Board's Proposed Social-Studies Revisions

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Keith A. Erekson, an assistant professor of history at the U. of Texas at El Paso, helped spur a letter of protest that drew 1,000 signatures.

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Keith A. Erekson, an assistant professor of history at the U. of Texas at El Paso, helped spur a letter of protest that drew 1,000 signatures.

Charging that proposed revisions in Texas' high-school social-studies curricula distort the historical record, more than 1,000 historians, most of them college history professors, wrote a letter this month to the Texas State Board of Education urging its members to put the brakes on the changes. The board is scheduled to vote on the revisions next month.

Since Texas has one of the biggest markets in the high-school-textbook industry, standards approved in the Lone Star State often end