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Tonight we continue our series on the Texas text book war.
A conflict that will shape what your children read at school.
Senior correspondent Brian Wilson is in Austin tonight to show us who was calling the shots.
In a building named after a hero of the battle of the Alamo another battle is about to be fought.
This time it's a battle in the culture wars members of the Texas state board of education will gather in this room to hash out what should.
And should not be in the social study textbooks are four point seven million students in the lone star state.
And beyond that's because what Texas wants ends up in the textbooks used all over the country.
There are fifteen members of the state board.
Ten Republicans five Democrats.
Ideologically however it's pretty much down the middle social conservatives have been working for years to ridge school books of what they see as liberal slant.
They see it is a chance to shape young minds.
This is they face huge issue because I want my favorite quotes is credited Abraham Lincoln that the velocity in the -- -- one generation becomes the velocity of the government in the next.
So we're really looking -- what kind of philosophy -- -- students gonna garner from that -- studies text.
Plus one conservative on the board didn't like what he saw on the draft recommendations this time around that I noticed that the review committee -- deleted describe the role religion played in the founding of our country.
And I was stunned I was shot from -- prospective against the big.
The fun of -- a low of -- that's Mavis Knight who believes that social conservatives are trying to hijack the educational process.
But she also has issues she cares about.
I will have a strong -- us.
A -- any effort to admit a Mac as ethnic group.
It's night we'll have the support of four other Democrats and the occasional support of three moderate Republicans who often differ with social conservatives on the state board.
To make things more interesting several members of the border now lame ducks -- -- vowed to make a last -- effort on the issues they care about before they leave also in the mix education activists on both sides.
I'm concerned about the efforts to simplify.
The substantive content.
Sometimes the process -- just a little silly like in January when there was a protracted discussion about whether there should be a passage in the school books.
About the social relevance of hip hop music.
Well the social conservatives that if you're gonna have that there also needs to be about packed up its passage about the importance of country and western music we we are after all.
In the state of Texas -- Brian Wilson live in Austin continue -- that series with a big day tomorrow Brian thanks.
Well the labor.
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