AUSTIN, TX- The Texas Public Policy Foundation will host a press conference launching a new report, Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History? A Study of U.S. History Courses at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University.
The report authored by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) and the Texas Association of Scholars (TAS) focuses on the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M as representative institutions because Texas law requires all students at public universities to take a year of American history and for universities to post course syllabi and faculty credentials online. The researchers found that many important topics received scant attention while more than half the faculty members focused on race, class, and gender (RCG) in their courses. Among the topics that were often crowded out were America's diplomatic, philosophical, religious, and scientific history.
"TPPF is pleased to be a part of launching this study, which will help universities and administrators to return to teaching American history in its fullness. Strengthening the teaching of American history, government, and Western Civilization is at the very core of our recommendations for reform," said Dr. Thomas Lindsay, Director of the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
WHO: National Association of Scholars, the Texas Association of Scholars, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation
Peter W. Wood, President, NAS
Robert Koons, President, TAS
Richard W. Fonte, Member, National Association of Scholars
Ashley Thorne, Director for the Study of the Curriculum, NAS
Dr. Thomas K. Lindsay, Director of the Center for Higher Education,TPPF
WHAT: Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History? A Study of U.S. History Courses at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University
WHEN: Thursday, January 10
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Austin Hotel, Room 412
500 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin."