In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children. Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly 5 million schoolchildren. And when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas affects the nation as a whole.

The Revisionaries follows the rise and fall of some of the most controversial figures in American education through some of their most tumultuous intellectual battles.

Tribeca Film Festival, 2012 – WINNER: Special Jury Award
Hotdocs 2012, Official Selection
AFI Silverdocs 2012, Official Selection

The Revisionaries is a must-see film for anyone concerned about enforced ignorance and intolerance, and for those who still believe in science and in Thomas Jefferson.  I hope every American sees this film.” —Michael Moore

“Critics' Pick! A well-made dispatch from a long war.” —The New York Times

“Fascinating…enthralling.” —Indiewire

  • Directed By Scott Thurman
  • 2012
  • English
  • English
  • HDCAM
  • 83 minutes