Texas board adopts new high school curriculum
...As the debate continued Friday, conservatives rejected language to modernize the classification of historic periods to B.C.E. and C.E. from the traditional B.C. and A.D.
Conservatives say the Texas history curriculum has been unfairly skewed to the left after years of Democrats controlling the board.
Democrats and a moderate Republican accused conservatives on the board of trying to stir up a needless controversy Thursday by using the president's full name, Barack Hussein Obama, saying his middle name was loaded with negative connotation.
Critics had complained that Obama's full name was conspicuously absent in a high school history course that referred only to the "the election of the first black president."
When a Democrat tried to fix the omission, Republican David Bradley said "I think we give him the full honor and privilege of his full name."...