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Monday, January 25, 2010

Texas State Board of Education Members Get Their Bill Martins Mixed Up

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, news that a member of the Texas State Board of Education asked that a book by "Bill Martin" be banned from the third grade social studies curriculum because it promulgated "very strong critiques of capitalism and the American system."

As it turns out, the late Bill Martin who wrote Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, the book to which TSBE member Pat Hardy objected, isn't the Bill Martin who wrote Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation. Mr. Hardy took the recommendation of another board member, who told him she hadn't actually read the book, and had relied on a description from the Borders.com website.

More here from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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