Dec 30, 2010

How Not to Write History

The Washington Post has a pretty horrifying article about the multitude of factual inaccuracies that a recent review found while looking at the U.S. history textbooks used in Virginia's public schools. These are things that any student taking a basic history test would be expected to know, like the year the U.S. entered World War I or the country to which New Orleans belonged in 1800. Scary.

The Daily Kos blog has some interesting things to say about this, noting that it's not such a surprise given that many (white) people in Virginia seem determined to rewrite history to serve their frighteningly conservative political agendas.

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