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The Source: Textbooks In Texas | Non-Discrimination Ordinance Debate Continues

Director Scott Thurman

In the first segment:

The process for screening Texas science textbooks has been contentious to say the least. Whether kids should be taught the "other" theories of creation in science textbooks is at the heart of the controversy.  

Professor Michael Soto, a former State Board of Education member, explains how the board operates with reviewers along with documentary filmmaker Scott Thurman, whose documentary "The Revisionaries" took a critical look at the SBOE process a few years ago.

In the second segment:


The firestorm that has become the non-discrimination ordinance was stoked back into life upon the release of the secret recording of District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan.

Brian Chasnoff, the columnist at the San Antonio Express-News who broke that story, joins us to walk us through the ordinance, what it does and what it doesn't do.

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