“By the People: A History of the United States” hasn’t been published yet but it’s set to replace an older copy that many high schools in America use. When it does, students may find that the information contained in the text book is very liberally biased.
From Fox News:
Tarra Snyder, a student at Rosemount High School in Minnesota, who saw a copy of the book sent to her school, told Fox News she was “appalled” after seeing how “blatantly biased” the newest edition of “By the People: A History of the United States” was toward Trump and his voters. She said it also glossed over all issues then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced during her campaign.
“There are specific parts where it goes off the rails from a historical textbook toward an op-ed,” Snyder told Fox News.
Definitely not okay for a teaching tool that’s tax payer funded.
Alex Clark, a radio host from the Joe and Alex Show in Indianapolis, broke the story and tweeted some photos from the textbook that Tarra Snyder shared with her. Fox later picked up on the story after the attention the the tweets were getting.
Here are a few examples of content found in the text book, as reported by Clark and Fox.
The final section of the book, titled “The Angry Election of 2016,” is highly critical of Trump.
“Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not-very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters,” Fraser wrote.
“Clinton’s supporters feared that the election had been determined by people who were afraid of a rapidly developing ethnic diversity of the country, discomfort with their candidate’s gender, and nostalgia for an earlier time in the nation’s history,” the textbook says. “They also worried about the mental stability of the president-elect and the anger that he and his supporters brought to the nation.”
In addition to the election, the book also covers Black Lives Matter and Ferguson.
In a section titled “Black Lives Matter,” Fraser wrote that after the shooting of Michael Brown, Brown’s “parents were kept away at gunpoint.” He paints a negative view of police while glossing over violent tactics carried out by some rioters, critics say.
“The nearly all-white police force was seen as an occupying army in the mostly African American town…the police increased the tensions, defacing memorials set up for Brown and using rubber bullets on demonstrators,” he wrote.
Pearson Education, a well-known publishing company, told Fox that “the textbook was developed by an expert author and underwent rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.” They also stated that it was “designed to convey college-level information to high school students” and “aims to promote debate and critical thinking by presenting multiple sides” of the 2016 election.”
Parents are going to have to start paying attention to their children’s curriculums then having honest discussions with them about the historical accuracy of what’s being taught in public schools.
Either that or send them to Christian school or homeschool them.