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A new controversy about what children are being taught in Texas schools after a mother complains about a test that suggests the US.
Is to blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Here's the test question.
It asks why America is a target for terrorists.
According to the cricket on the correct answer is quote decisions the US has made has had negative effects on people elsewhere.
This isn't the first time we have heard concerns about the Texas curriculum and now one state lawmaker there's trying to get to the bottom of how these decisions are being -- -- what is taught to our kids.
Kara sans is the parent who first brought attention to -- she joins us now by phone.
Also here Texas State senator Dan Patrick.
Carol let me start video because I know you're the one who first posted this on line and when you did when you complained to the school district.
Almost immediately came out and said OK okay we contacted safari montage they're the ones who put it together.
They apologize in writing -- -- it wasn't their intent to convey that the US was to blame they were actually trying to generate a patriotic.
Why don't agree -- at the beginning and it -- It into a patriotic and -- and it came together and it is we like they guard didn't.
Congress -- -- -- god bless America the united however.
Well -- what I think they blamed the United States where the attack.
Don't you can't.
When he patriotic guy once he got but Erica but it the next -- -- you say well you know we're big bad.
And we achieved our power won't now.
Clearly yeah I really having watched the video because you some watch the video then took the test I did clearly had to watch the video.
His understanding was it the right answer was to say that we are partly to blame for 9/11 -- and the represented -- are saying.
They stand behind their video there sorry for the test question but they stand behind that video do you think they need to do more.
I think being the I think they need to pull it now I'm a little bit -- I -- -- when asked about why he answered that.
Question that way he and mom I know that terrorists are bad but that's what it and the video and I wanted to get a hundred.
And it added a quote from that the.
Senator Patrick everywhere -- went on this because I know you're concerned about -- -- in the in the state of Texas and is that there's a couple of them that are circulating around out there.
But is -- what it would have to deal with now that we've we've got these videos and got quizzes and we've got set curriculum.
Is trying to teach your kids that we we America are to blame for the bad things that happen to us.
We'll make in this -- on fox several weeks ago talked about this issue I began to talk about.
This bigger issue of how education is changing dramatically in America as we move from textbooks to online learning.
And in the past each state and then intact to the state board of education would review text -- To be sure the information was right -- that there wasn't a bias and -- those textbooks would be distributed and parents could see them.
They've been approved ten day we have -- all onslaught of -- line products.
By -- scope which was not involved in this particular lesson that's together -- are you on college Texas.
Right that's the other that's the other and to -- And now you have safari montage with this video and I just talked to our chairman of the state board of education.
We've had thirteen hundred bids just this year up dramatically.
From textbooks publishers.
For all aligned curriculum because they're making the transition.
We obviously want to stay up with technology and our schools it's less expensive to deliver the product this white students are more engaged in technology than they are.
In reading heavy textbooks bought.
We've lost control Megan and this really concerns me now safari montage if you look on their website they are funded primarily with government grant primarily from the federal gun yet -- this is what concerns -- about common core I wanna.
I want to ask -- because you you found it and you found -- your child's tests had do you find.
-- within a paper I think there is due out I didn't feel out of the -- I look at the current and are you eat lots parents -- through that test that but how did you -- and you think you pay more attention than most.
Won't bite I don't know I would -- -- -- what may be I just -- out -- -- it a little.
And aide it cannot get -- school that out loud did it there aren't they try to intimidate you.
-- and then an article about it -- -- And they -- out.
There came out there are only one parent or complained that but obviously they've apologized now and so it's not just you who feels this way we data right you're up against -- heart rate but.
Thank you both for coming -- -- -- are we appreciate and -- are showing it right this sandy had a video.
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