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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Election 2012 Video: State Board of Education (Ken Mercer vs. Rebecca Bell-Metereau vs Mark Loewe)

An absentee State Board of Education District 5 member KEN MERCER took heat form his Democratic and Libertarian opponents for supporting the teaching of Creationism in public schools under the guise of science. REBECCA BELL-METEREAU, a Texas State English professor, and MARK LOEWE, an Austin physicist, disagreed about the use of vouchers and the merits of mobile...

Monday, July 9th, 2012

No rush to adopt national science standards in Texas

New nationally developed common science standards may be on the horizon, but it is not likely that they will make their way into Texas classrooms soon.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Educators discuss SBOE curriculum proposals

The State Board of Education is considering controversial changes to the curriculum standards for teaching history and social studies in Texas public schools. Among those weighing in are Ken Mercer (R-San Antonio), who is running for re-election...