A Republican candidate for the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) who fathered a child at age 16 says public schools should be allowed to display the Ten Commandments but shouldn’t teach about birth control in sex education classes.
Eric Mahroum, 31, is challenging incumbent Pat Hardy in Tuesday’s Republican runoff for the District 11 seat on the SBOE. Both are from Fort Worth. The board decides what the state’s public schools will teach 5 million Texas children and adopts textbooks for those schools.
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