Hundreds of college history professors -- many from Texas but others from around the country -- have signed a letter urging state education officials to delay and revise history standards that the historians say distort the field, The Austin American-Statesman reported. Some historians involved said that their reputation is being hurt by the state backing standards that appear to portray only the positive (and conservative) in American history. One historian talked about speaking recently at the University of Oxford and being barraged by questions about the standards.
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