I think using a variety of methods to teach children facts are necessary. I have no problem with music, poems, lyrics being used as tools to teach facts such as history. I did have a problem when most schools went PC and took halloween, christmas etc out. Putting a president in a themed story, doesn’t bother me as much.
You are right when you mentioned the glasses I am wearing. I too couldn’t hear all the words. I will listen again on better speakers to try to get a better idea. I know there have been stories of teachers spewing their bias in the classroom...so I will give you this one. (Now I have to figure out the words)
There was a video on FR yesterday that showed a black teacher with an obvious bias..she would say things like OH JESUS when a student said they were “pulling” for Mccain. One of the students had a father in Iraq. The teacher was carrying on about how if Mccain was elected her daddy would be there for a hundred years.
In a later interview she tried to whitewash how she handled the questions of the students.
Yes, parents in the US are going to have to be viligant. I would be raising hell if that little white girl was my daughter being told her Daddy would have to stay in Iraq for 100 years.