Wednesday, April 07, 2004

PC Textbooks Harming Our Kids Education?
Story here. One former teacher/current lawmaker defends the books as follows:
One California lawmaker and former high school history teacher defended the practice, saying the rules are necessary to give students a complete picture of history — because years ago, certain ethnic groups were barely mentioned
My question - isn't the case that anytime that you read history something is omitted? You can't have a history that tells the complete story from each perspectivebecausee there are infinite perspectives. Rather than concern ourselves with making sure that each group has their squib, maybe we should instead just focus on the basics that we want our kids to learn.

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