Texas is not exactly known for having the best test scores, the highest academic standards or the greatest educational programs.
As a Texan, it is easy to disagree. From a nationwide viewpoint, Texas does not have the best reputation in regards to education, and with reasonable cause. This is exceptionally problematic because many of the textbooks that get approved for use in Texas are used in schools all over the country. This, in turn, creates not only a misinformed state but also a misinformed nation.