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Texas Ed. Board Should Delay Vote: Bill White

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    Houston Mayor Bill White

    Bill White, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, says the State Board of Education shouldn't vote on new social studies curriculum standards until newly elected members are in place.

    White said Thursday that Republican Gov. Rick Perry should ask board chairman Gail Lowe to delay next months' vote until 2011. Perry appointed Lowe.

    A Christian conservative bloc of the board has drawn much attention to the panel's debates about social studies and which historical figures to include in Texas' curriculum.

    Two members of the conservative group were defeated by more moderate Republicans in the primary.