Monday, September 29, 2014
A conservative school board in a suburb of Denver has recently proposed new text books in all their schools. These text books would promote "positive aspects of United States history and heritage and avoid material that would condone or encourage civil disobedience, social strife or disregard of the law."
These new text books would only cover the positive in American history. I don't see how that can happen, considering this country was founded by the civil disobedience of the Colonists!
Protests and Walk-outs by students and teachers alike were staged. Closing many schools. And these protests were organized by the students themselves!
The school board has decided to delay the decision on the use of these new text books until community opinions can be heard.
((I could rant on and on about this! A nation's history should NOT be sanitized! We need to hear both the good and the bad so that we might learn from our past mistakes and applaud those moments of valor and bravery. Our Children should not be taught a one-sided version of anything, but be allowed to make their own informed judgments and opinions. ))