Texas Board of Education to decide on the word 'heroic' for defenders of the Alamo


Gov. Greg Abbott took to Twitter yesterday to say:

“State board signals it will keep in reference to 'heroic' Alamo defenders in Texas history curriculum.”

According to the Chron, parents and educators also urged the Texas Board of Education to continue using the word heroic when referring to Texas defenders of the Alamo.

This after an advisory group recommended removing the controversial word.

That same group also recommended excluding a specific reference to a William B. Travis' letter known as the "Victory or Death" letter.

Talks of the changes started when a working group was tasked with making social studies standards easier for educators.

The board had received complaints that there were too many standards and individual names to teach in one school year.

Board members will make a final decision in November.

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