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"Imagination" is still legal in Texas textbooks!
Pam was right when she said that a small group of vocal ultra conservatives
opposed concepts like "outcome based education" and other reforms. They
made that phrase one to be avoided while the Texas Essential Knowledge and
Skills (TEKS) were being written and ratified. But "imagination" survived
the assault along with create, intuitive, original, and invent. They are
imbedded in the expectations for learners throught the TEKS.
Our district, Richardson (the one still needing art teachers!) adopted the
Portfolio-State of the Art series. I took a quick look through the first
grade textbook and found imagination both in the student text and imbedded
in the expectations for learning.
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