AFAE High Resolution ImageTruth in Textbooks (TNT), formerly known as Truth in Texas Textbooks (TTT) along with Textbook Alert are combining and joining ACT for America Education to form the most extensive teams of social studies textbook reviewers in the country. TNT is seeking volunteers to review social studies textbooks with training classes beginning in April, July and Oct 2016. You can write to to learn more about the details of the program.

The goal is to have a total of 300-500 volunteers fully trained by the end of this year.

Upon completion of the specialized TNT training (all TTT trainers), graduates will be asked to donate 6 weeks a year to assist teachers, parents and concerned citizens with not just social studies textbook review but requested reviews of any supplemental material, videos and other instructional material submitted to TNT.

A full report including clear documentation of any errors will be provided free of charge to the parents, teachers or others who submit request for assistance.  TNT will also provide experts to assist in helping navigate working with schools, school boards and other educational entities to affect change.

The first class, 2016 A, made up of volunteers from 18 states is undergoing training and completes their training in late March for a review of textbooks in North Carolina. Recruitment, screening and selection for Class 2016 B is underway now and you can write to and express your interest in participating. You will receive more information and a survey to complete.

The samples below are a few of the 1500 errors found by TTT. Of the 1500 findings, over 60% of the errors were either removed or changed.

• McGraw Hill said in their 2014 edition of their World History textbook submitted for Texas approval the following about the spread of Islam: “In the conquered territories of Asia and North Africa there were peaceful interactions among Muslim, Christian, and Jewish societies.”

• Houghton Mifflin said the following in their 2014 World History textbook “Sharia law requires Muslim leaders to extend religious tolerance to Christians and Jews.”

• In in the 2014 McGraw Hill World Geography textbook purposefully left out key elements to describe the 911 attacks as related to Islam, Islamic ideology or the countries of the attackers with this rather simple statement; “Terrorism became a major concern of many Americans after September 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked four passenger planes, crashing them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. After such devastation, the United States launched a war on terrorism focused.”

• Multiple publishers described our form of government as a “democracy”, not a constitutional republic.

Two executive summary with many more examples can be found here.

Fifty concerned citizens ensured 5 million children in Texas will have more factually correct and less politically correct textbooks for the next 10 years.

The summary of TTT findings can be found in this brochure.

Come join this national effort. Participating will help your state and your school district down the road as the publishers will peddle the same books to the educators in your state eventually. Trying to do this on a state by state basis is duplicating effort that doesn’t need to be done.

Centralizing the training with a “rapid response” team of reviewers standing by ready to respond is a more efficient way to help our children. Please consider participating by writing to to learn more.

Lt Col (ret) Roy White, Director

Truth in Textbooks

ACT for America Education

TTT Report Card Posted & FAQ

by TTT Coalition on February 1, 2015

For those waiting for the TTT Report Card, it has now been posted for your use.   The goal of this one page report (front and back) TTT Final Textbooks Ratings_31_Jan_2015 is to provide parents, concerned citizens, school board members and others a simple tool that can be used to impact the decisions on which social studies textbook will be purchased by Texas School Districts.


By combining this Report Card with the actual reviews (found here) , appearing before a school board and expressing not just your opinions but the evaluations for 37 social studies textbooks, the hope is for your school board to use this information to insure they purchase the most factually accurate textbooks of the many that are being considered.


The Report Card will be updated with embedded links that will allow easier online connectivity between the actual reports and some of the errors.


Lastly, the  FAQ_Report Card can answer in more detail how to use all of the information found on the website.


If you have questions please email


We would also like your feedback on the usefulness of this information, suggestions or critiques of our work.


Ten other states have reached out to TTT Coalition to ask how they can duplicate this process. In the near future a .pdf file of TTT’s protocols, procedures and training methodology will be posted as a handbook for others to follow.   We hope to have that file available in the coming months.


We will be posting a FAQ file that will discuss how this information can be applied for those groups or individuals who are attempting to get changes made for books already purchased and are attempting to get changed.  Estimated posting of that file is March 1, 2015.


A couple of thank you’s are due.  To Donna Garner, Dr Rich Swier, Neal Frey, Bill Ames, Dr Sandra Stotsky, Dr Beverly Goldstein, Texas State Board of Education members, TEA staff, Alice Linahan, Dr Ellen Wald and many others who wished to remain nameless helped provide guidance and assistance at the beginning, middle and end of this project.  Your efforts to help TTT Coalition get on the right track and stay there is greatly appreciated.


A special thanks to the TTT Leadership team can never be said often enough:


Pat Blair – Director of Research

Dr Amy Jo Baker – Director of Curriculum

Dr Sandra Alfonsi – Senior TTT Fellow


Lastly, to the volunteers who signed up but for many reasons couldn’t continue the effort, thank you for your support no matter what the level. The project was huge and as we said, “life gets in the way” but please know your desire to help was greatly appreciated.


For those who could stay with the process and follow through to the end, thanks so much. There are not many times in life that one can impact the learning of over 5 million children.


Add to that number the number of children from other states that will be using “Texas- approved” textbooks, that number increases rapidly.


It has been a pleasure and honor to be involved in this project but any thanks goes to you and the “Three Musketters” who did the heavy lifting.  I learned a long time ago to surround yourself with people smarter than myself if one wants to get the job done right and that proved to be a winning formula again. God Bless you and all and God Bless the United States and the Great State of Texas!


Lt Col Roy White (ret), Chairman

Truth in Texas Textbooks Coalition




Mid-Term Report Card Coming Soon!

January 20, 2015

TTT Update – Local Districts Reviewing Textbooks Currently the 1200+ school districts in Texas are in the process of setting up review panels and beginning the arduous task of reviewing nearly 90 social studies instructional materials. By the end of February the committees will make their recommendations to the local school boards for approval and […]

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Merry Christmas and Update from TTT

December 25, 2014

This is part of a post I shared with our volunteers that includes an update on TTT and our progress in preparing our “report card” of the textbooks reviewed. On behalf of all of the volunteers at TTT we wish to wish a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year to all visitors […]

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TTT Reviewers Testify Before SBOE

December 8, 2014

On Friday, November 21, 2014 something monumental happened in Austin, Texas, at the State Board of Education meeting.  The Truth in Texas Textbooks (TTT) Coalition changed the perception that says, “Average citizens cannot make a difference in the content of students’ textbooks.”  TTT is a grassroots organization composed of average concerned citizens formed in October […]

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Welcome to Truth in Texas Textbooks Coalition

November 6, 2014

Thank you for visiting Truth in Texas Textbooks.  The goal of the TTT Coalition team members is to provide textbook reviews, ratings and specific comments about the social studies textbooks that are being considered for the 2015–’16 school.  A final decision will be made by the State Board of Education (SBOE) in late November 2014. […]

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