Skip to comments.High School Student Raises Questions About Textbook Bias
Posted on 04/09/2008 9:37:25 AM PDT by 14erClimb
WASHINGTON Talk about a civics lesson: A high-school senior has raised questions about political bias in a popular textbook on U.S. government, and legal scholars and top scientists say the teen's criticism is well-founded.
They say "American Government" by conservatives James Wilson and John Dilulio presents a skewed view of topics from global warming to separation of church and state. The publisher now says it will review the book, as will the College Board, which oversees college-level Advanced Placement courses used in high schools.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
The authors wrote that the Supreme Court decision had a "benefit" and a "cost." The benefit, it said, was to strike down a rarely enforced law that could probably not be passed today, while the cost was to "create the possibility that the court, and not Congress or state legislatures, might decide whether same-sex marriages were legal."
Gee, imagine that, a textbook that actually gives a Constitutional perspective.
Future MSM as_hat.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Here is the website for the textbook including chapters, study guides, and a synopsis of each section.
..oops, forgot the link..
Can’t have any students doubting the Hot Air Cult, can we?
Another article, same book...
Seems like a good book to me!
Well another thread anyway! :)
Future MSM as_hat.
no you mean dumbass.
My bad. I just did a title search on this one.
This list is for intellectual discussion of articles and issues related to public education (including charter schools) from the preschool to university level. Items more appropriately placed on the Naughty Teacher list, Another reason to Homeschool list, or of a general public-school-bashing nature will not be pinged.
If you would like to be on or off this list, please freepmail Amelia, Gabz, Shag377, or SoftballMominVa
Most people thought the earth was flat back in the day. Doesn’t mean the majority is always right.
This is only being reviewed because it might present too conservative of a viewpoint. If it was some leftwing whacko viewpoint, the publisher would have just dismissed any complaints.
someone needs to get this kid a high level government position while he still knows everything.
Now the truth is biased?
Possibly. But the last few lines of the article make it sound like this kid is a real pot-stirrer.
Had this been a student pointing out a liberal bias in a textbook, I venture to guess most posters here would be supportive.
I think the point being missed here is that the student is actually taking this much of an interest.......but that’s just me.
The other thread concerned mostly Global Warming, of which this kid is a mindless robot.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.