Charlton Heston 101

by
Abby Zimet

While right-wingers rant that Obama will "indoctrinate" our nation's youth by telling them to stay in school, Texas is considering
a nutcase version of U.S. history that would tell kids all about Newt
Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, the Moral
Majority and the NRA, with barely a mention of Martin Luther King or
Cesar Chavez. Most scarily, Texas, as one of two states with the
largest number of students, serves as a national model for textbook
publishers. If you liked McCarthyism, you'll love Texas' U.S. history
course. To help the United Farm Workers keep Chavez in the curriculum,
go here.

 

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