Monday, September 29, 2014

Sanitized History

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. ))


Debra She Who Seeks said...

What an appalling idea. So these history books are just going to "leave out" that little inconvenient fact of slavery, I bet, hmmm?

the dogs' mother said...

Silly humans...

ditchingthedog said...

They actually think history lessons are causing the problems? I won't even start with a rant over this but they need to take a look at video games and movies.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Show me a country, which never made any mistakes... And that is the country which can have only the best, to discuss in its history.

Not may such countries. No such countries.

Countries are made up of humans. Humans are human. Some great. Some rotten. A lot, inbetween.

A totally sanitized History, is illogical.

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