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Publisher Will Revise Textbook That Called Slaves 'Workers'

Texas has long been a battleground over school textbooks. During the last year, experts have criticized them for naming Moses as a founding father and also downplaying slavery as a cause of the Civil War.

The latest controversy comes after a family near Houston pointed out how a geography book described slaves.  Laura Isensee from Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media takes a closer look at what happened and what’s next.

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High school freshman Coby Burren texted his mom this image of his world geography book that calls slaves "workers." (Courtesy of Roni Dean-Burren via Houston Public Media)
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High school freshman Coby Burren texted his mom this image of his world geography book that calls slaves "workers." (Courtesy of Roni Dean-Burren via Houston Public Media)