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State Board of Education fields concerns about Christian bias in proposed K-12 curriculum

The proposal comes as part of a larger effort by officials in Texas and across the country to inject Christianity into public life.

Members of the public told the Texas State Board of Education on Thursday they worried a proposed elementary school curriculum infused with religious references is too complicated, biased toward Christianity and below the standards of a classical education.

The public hearing occurred a month after the Texas Education Agency unveiled the curriculum and offered the public an opportunity to share their thoughts with the body that will decide whether to approve the materials.

An initial review by The Texas Tribune of the proposed textbooks showed that religious references are featured prominently, with texts sourced from the Bible being the most heavily used.

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