A Tuscon school superintendant is having a book that emphasizes hatred, government overthrow, and racial bias, banned from the school and replaced with standard ciriculum, and the kids are protesting it.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/update- … urriculum/
Kids probably are protesting because that's what kids do. They don't want schol administrators telling them what they can or can't learn, especially when it appears they are squelching the "truth."
The wisdom of teaching this version of history (valid as it may be) in American schools, however, is questionable. Especially as a substitution for the regular curriculum. Which perhaps is completely one-sided in the other direction, who knows.
Here's the part that spoke to me (end note):
*According to an editorial in the Arizona Republic, the school board’s plan is not that radical (and some might argue not radical enough).
The board only wants to make the classes true electives, instead of allowing them to substitute for core classes.
So that means the disturbing handouts in this story would still theoretically remain in the classroom, just not as prevalent in the overall curriculum.
You are right, this will definately not be good enough to alot of people. The highlights which were pointed out in the book looked pretty hateful, and I find it hard to believe that it has been acceptable cirriuclum in a public school for as long as it has.
Anyone who puts blind faith in government (most likely the protesters, in this case) is an idiot.
"hey, let's give people the power to outlaw anything they want to, and then expect them to be holy angels!"
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