In this episode, I dig into one of my favorite culture war subjects: the battles in Texas over education.
For years, I’ve had a fascination with the fights Texans have had over education curriculum and textbooks. This interest started with my research of the 1974 Kanawha County textbook controversy.
When researching the events in Kanawha, I saw that a Texas couple named Mel and Norma Gabler came to Charleston to lend support to the textbook protesters. At that point, the Gablers – a Mom and Pop team from Longview, TX – had more than a decade of experience of performing intensive reviews of public school textbooks. Overtime, the couple would have a huge impact on what got into `– not just in Texas, but around the country.