American Atheists is sponsoring a rally to be held on the steps of the Texas Capitol building next Sunday, May 16th. The purpose is to fight back against the revisionist history being proposed by the conservatives on the state’s Board of Education.
The “Texans for Truthful Textbooks” rally is organized to protest the Texas Board of Education’s recent decision to inject conservative politics and personal agendas into the state’s textbook curriculum by changing the standards in several significant ways. The curriculum standards, originally developed by teachers and scholars, were altered over a period of two board meetings without consulting with the appropriate subject matter experts and represent a blatant attempt at revisionist history.
You can see examples of the revisions as well as a schedule for the day’s events here.
All religious and non-religious proponents of a real, fact-based education are invited to participate. (It’s not an atheist-only event.)