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Written by Don Byrd   
Friday, 21 May 2010

Texas Education Board member Lawrence Allen on the Social Studies curriculum revision process. Thanks to TFN:

Sometimes I think I must be the dumb one at the table. Other folks here seem to think they know everything....I don’t think we should sit here and think we have the capability to write standards... I just think they don't know what they’re doing.

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