Since TSTA was the first group to call public attention to this issue, and I have written about it a couple of times before, I will note for the record that the State Board of Education has approved an amendment to the social studies curriculum standards to include President Barack Obama’s name. Earlier, the curriculum only referred to the election of the first black president without saying who he was. The change, though, came after Republican board member David Bradley tried to take a backhanded swipe at the president.
Obama’s missing name first received public attention when TSTA President Rita Haecker testified about it during a public hearing of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus a few weeks ago. Then several black legislators pressed the issue.
Click the following link to read the Fort Worth StarTelegram’s story on how the SBOE reacted: