Religious conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education are undaunted by their failed attempt last year to weaken state science standards. Last month, the board repeatedly amended state history standards in order to "bring Christianity into the coverage of American history," the New York Times reported. Though such actions can be overplayed by the media, the board members themselves have a grand vision. "The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next," said member Cynthia Dunbar. Also, because of the size of the textbook market in Texas, what the Texas state board adopts can have a big impact on the rest of the country.