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Climate change in Texas school textbooks is causing friction in America’s biggest oil and gas state

Posted on AllSides November 17th, 2023
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Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP, File

How science textbooks in Texas address climate change is at the center of a key vote expected Friday after some Republican education officials criticized books for being too negative toward fossil fuels in America’s biggest oil and gas state.

The issue of which textbooks to approve has led to new divisions on the Texas State Board of Education, which over the years has faced other heated curriculum battles surrounding how evolution and U.S. history is taught to more than 5 million students.

Science standards adopted by the board’s conservative majority in 2021 do not...

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