A reader writes:
I don't mean to fight hyperpartisan fire with fire, but perhaps this would be a good opportunity to point out that one side of the spectrum does have disproportionate power over school curricula – and it's not the one Santorum thinks it is. You're probably aware that the Texas Board of Education has broad authority to rewrite textbook standards for any textbooks to be used in the state. By all accounts I've heard, since they're one of the largest markets, most major publishers tailor their books to fit Texan criteria and then use them elsewhere. Thus we have a group of 15 people, dominated by what seem to be crazy right-wingers, exercising great control over what children are taught nationwide.
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