So, the Texas State Board of Education now looks like this:
District 1: Martha Dominguez, D-El Paso
District 2: Ruben Cortez, D-Brownsville
District 3: Marisa Perez, D-San Antonio
District 4: Lawrence Allen, D-Fresno
District 5: Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio
District 6: Donna Bahorich, R-Houston
District 7: David Bradley, R-Beaumont
District 8: Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands
District 9: Thomas Ratliff, R-Mount Pleasant
District 10: Tom Maynard, R-Florence
District 11: Pat Hardy, R-Fort Worth
District 12: Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, R-Dallas
District 13: Mavis Knight, D-Dallas
District 14: Sue Melton, R-Waco
District 15: Marty Rowley, R-Amarillo.
While five members of the scary creationist bloc that recently ravaged our science standards seem to be have been defeated or quit, that bloc has gained at least one new member or more and it looks to me like Democrats are still outnumbered two-to-one by Texas Republicans. Not all Republicans are anti-scientist racists, of course, but allow me to remind you of the Texas Republican Party Platform? Enough said.
Social studies standards in 2014, Mamas. Let's keep the eyes of Texas upon them.