September 10, 2006

Goin' back to Cali -- again

Candace de Russy reports on a Muslim effort to "tone down [textbook] lessons on terrorism carried out with religious motivation.” She mentions the views of Gil Sewall, president of the American Textbook Council, who I had the pleasure of meeting once when I was a member of the Delaware Textbook Assessment Committee (DeTAC). He says current texts aren't “calling attention to radical Islam as they should.”

Well, of course! In California, a proposed bill wants teaching materials to not portray any group "negatively."

I wonder if Cali textbooks "tone down" things like the Inquisition, the Crusades, and the philosophy of Manifest Destiny? Nah, probably not because ... well, you know why.

Posted by Hube at September 10, 2006 09:21 AM | TrackBack

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