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Rotten to the Core, Part III: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt

daunhin Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 11:52 AM
I am homeschooling my grandson (6th grade). We are using the local school systems text books. His social studies textbook does not have the word republic in it; at least I've not yet found it. Instead of calling our government a republic the textbook says it is a “presidential democracy”. “In a presidential democracy, the president has executive powers independent of the legislature.” How's that for revisionist education? Quote is from page 106, Parson my World STUDIES, Georgia GRADE 6, copyright 2012, Pearson Education, Inc., or its affiliates.

Texas is a right-minded red state, where patriotism is still a virtue and political correctness is out of vogue. So how on earth have left-wing educators in public classrooms been allowed to instruct Lone Star students to dress in Islamic garb, call the 9/11 jihadists "freedom fighters" and treat the Boston Tea Party participants as "terrorists"?

Here's the dirty little secret: Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, teachers and administrators committed to academic excellence, progressive activists reign supreme in government schools.

That's because curriculum is king. The liberal monopoly on the modern textbook/curricular market remains unchallenged after a half-century. He who controls...

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