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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Controversial Chess Instruction

On Sunday, October 14, television station KHOU in Houston aired a report blasting a local school district for spending $129,000 to instruct district teachers how to incorporate chess instruction into their classrooms. The instruction, provided by America's Foundation for Chess, had as its goal increased standardized test scores by district pupils.

A major sticking point, and understandable from a taxpayer standpoint, is that at least a portion of the AF4C instruction came aboard a Carribean cruise, courtesy of Houston taxpayers.

You can view the TV report here. A transcript of the report is available here.



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