Education: Cotton Curtain

The school board of Houston takes no interest in foreigners and their ways, and holds pretty much that the navel of the universe is in Texas, very likely in Houston itself. Like its postwar predecessors, it has doggedly opposed teaching little Houstonians anything about the United Nations. Last April it banned every textbook with even a hint of a one-world point of view, finally drove patient School Superintendent William Moreland into resigning (TIME, April 22). Last week it announced the latest phase of its crusade—a revision of the elementary-school social-studies curriculum that will keep Houston's...

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