Political Influence on a School District's Educational and Instructional Technology
The public educational process (primary and secondary) in the state of Texas has always been subject to examination, influence, and manipulation by various people, governmental agencies, political parties and movements. These various entities have dictated, either implicitly or explicitly, the content and conveyance in the public educational process. Since 2010, a movement known as the Tea Party has explicitly sought to influence, manipulate and control the public educational process in Texas public school districts’ educational (content) and instructional technology (conveyance). Its influence is yet unclear, but an ever-growing presence.
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