We had another successful Movie Night on February 16 at The Ethical Society. The video was the award-winning documentary, “The Revisionaries”, by Scott Thurman. It is the story of the Texas State Board of Education’ decisions on curricula, that determine the content of textbooks throughout the country for years at a time. The 2010 round of decisions was dominated by the religious right. This video tells the complicated story of the “standards” decision and how the two sides battled over the contents of American education. The Ethical Society was again our host for the evening, and we enjoyed the much-improved sound system for the video setup that we have donated to the Society.
This event could not have been more topical. A story about the 2017 battle over evolution in Texas textbooks appeared in the Post-Dispatch for February 1, 2017.