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Electronic Textbooks: Senate Takes Back Power it Granted to SBOE

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Hours after granting the Texas Board of Education more powers over the selection of electronic textbooks for public schools, state senators took it back. The Senate initially voted Tuesday to give the elected group veto power over materials approved by the state education commissioner.

Several Democrats vigorously objected. A few hours later, senators changed the bill to only grant the board power to review and comment on the materials. The conservative 15-member board has been embroiled in national debates over public school curriculum standards. The board in recent years has been targeted by academic and liberal critics over standards it set for traditional textbooks on issues such as evolution, the civil rights movement, religious freedoms, America's relationship with the United Nations and other items.

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