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VOL. 128 | NO. 217 | Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Lawmakers Review Role of State Textbook Commission

LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Associated Press

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Parents claiming that some textbooks being used in state schools are biased got a chance to have their voices heard.

Several spoke on Tuesday during a hearing of the Senate Education Committee that is reviewing the role of the Tennessee Textbook Commission, which recommends its selection of books to the State Board of Education.

Earlier this year, parents in Williamson County raised concerns about a question in a world geography textbook that asked students to consider whether a suicide bomber attacking civilians in a cafe in Israel was terrorism or retaliation for military actions against Palestinians.

Critics say the question is among passages that display bias.

State education officials acknowledge the commission should incorporate a stronger public review process, such as allowing the books to be reviewed online.

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