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Special Report Preview: Texas Curriculum Wars airs at 10 pm today

The Texas Board of Education must decide this week what will be in your child’s textbooks.

Tuesday, they couldn’t agree on more than 100 social studies and history books. The board will have a tense meeting Friday, approved textbooks have to hit classroom shelves in time for the 2015 school year.

But the issue is…. liberals see conservative bias in the books and conservatives see liberal bias. The hurdle members need to get over is deciding whether the texts present political and religious beliefs as facts.

For example: People on the left complain Moses plays too prominent a role in history books. This comes from state standards that identify Moses as an individual whose principles informed the nation’s founding documents. Not everybody agrees.

People on the right take issue with some of the books they feel downplay the achievements of President Ronald Reagan and ignore Islamic texts that appear to glorify violence, including beheadings.

It’s an in depth look at the “Texas Curriculum Wars” in a story you’ll see only on ABC-7 tonight at 10.

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