|NUMBER 293||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||JUNE 2010|
|Texas Adopts New History Guidelines|
New amendments incorporated into the standards include requirements that students discuss the sustainability of Social Security and Medicare, and evaluate efforts by global organizations like the United Nations to undermine U.S. sovereignty. An amendment requiring students to compare and contrast the First Amendment's freedom of religion clause to the phrase "separation of church and state" — which is not found in the Constitution — garnered bipartisan approval with an eleven to three vote.
The new standards will guide the instruction of some 4.8 million Texas students over the next ten years. (Associated Press, 5-21-10)