Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Review

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One of the areas for reform is in the ways textbooks are written. A major purchaser of textbooks is the State of Texas, whose standards for acceptance have a large influence on the way textbooks are written that are sold to other states. The basis for public education in Texas is the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills documents, which guide the ways textbooks are selected and courses are taught and examined.

2010 Hearings on Social Studies TEKS

  • Remote Link - HTML Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) — The standards for textbooks to be used in Texas public schools.
  • Remote Link - HTML Social Studies TEKS — The subject of the hearings of 2010.
    • Remote Link - HTML TEA Committee of the Full Board - January 13, 2010 — Contains video clips of testimony in RM format. Scroll down.
  • Remote Link - HTML Texas Education Agency. Hearings at and comments to: 1701 N Congress Av, Austin, TX 78701.
  • Testimony of Jon Roland, January 13, 2010.
    • Word Version Written Testimony
    • Word Version Proposed revisions to TEKS on American Government
    • Word Version Proposed new TEKS on American History to 1877
    • Video clip on Vimeo Video of Oral Testimony of Jon Roland.
  • Testimony of Jon Roland, May 19, 2010.
    • Word Version Written Testimony
    • Video clip on Vimeo Video of Oral Testimony of Jon Roland.
  • HTML Version or Menu Overview of the State Board of Education (SBOE). Why its work matters, and how the public may work with it to influence textbook content.
  • Remote Link - HTML SBOE Officers, Committees, and Members — Who you need to contact and how.
  • Remote Link - HTML SBOE District Maps — Enables you to find your member of the SBOE.
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Original URL: //www.constitution.org/reform/us/tx/textbook/teks.htm
Jon Roland of the Constitution Society
Original date: 2010/1/13 —