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Church and State

Church and State

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Church and State Teacher Pass


Teaching Church and State Teacher Pass includes:

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Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture


A Los Angeles Times article published in March 2010 looks at the Texas Board of Education’s decision to deemphasize the history of advocacy for the separation of church and state in K-12 American history curriculum.

A Los Angeles Times article published in March 2010 looks at the Texas Board of Education’s decision to deemphasize the history of advocacy for the separation of church and state in K-12 American history curriculum.


Excerpt

“With the changes, Texas' curriculum is likely to de-emphasize the concept in U.S. history of separating church and state, and the influence of Thomas Jefferson on 18th century world history. It would also cast a positive light on conservatives, such as Phyllis Schlafly and the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy.”