Skip to comments.Anti-Trump American history textbook 'blatantly biased,' critics say
Posted on 04/18/2018 7:16:43 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Pearson spokesman, Scott Overland, told Fox News the textbook was developed by an expert author and underwent rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity. He added 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.....
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.
Trump voters are described as mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white while the book uses the viewpoint of Clinton voters to describe Trumps supporters as fearful, backwards, sexist people who supported a mentally ill candidate.
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Im surprised they even are going to mention him. At this point they are such liars they might just print the books with Hillary winning.
Conservatives need to pay far more attention to textbook bias. Organizations fighting it need to be fully funded.
...designed to convey college-level information to high school students
So they admit the bias.
Very true statement....Some of the things going on in public education really outrageous...
That’s ok because MY PUBLIC SCHOOL, the one that I send my children to, would NEVER use an anti-American textbook. It is only THOSE public schools, the ones there, over there, and there - not MY PUBLIC SCHOOL. Oh my, never.
(standard FReeper rationalization for continuing to send their kids to public schools, DESPITE all these reports)
You got it. Pearson is still one of the top textbook publishers too. This kind of bias is mainstream in all textbooks. Anyone who doesn’t read their kids textbooks is lying to themselves about what’s being taught.
PS - Mine never went to public schools but the textbooks were the same.
From your link....
....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 said..
She told Fox & Friends shes just raising a red flag and bringing attention to what was inside the textbook.
It was really, really surprising to me, she said. I really believe that learning should be objective and that students can make their own decisions based on what theyre able to learn in a classroom, and if the facts are skewed then students arent able to make well-rounded decisions on what they believe.
The textbook published by British-owned, Pearson Education, and authored by New York University professor James Fraser is currently being pitched to public high schools in an effort to get them to buy the latest edition.....
Folks need to wake up and make sure this drivel is NOT accepted in their public school districts.
Problem is, there has been a huge consolidation of the textbook industry in the last 15 or so years. There are now only a few—maybe two or three—publishers. They do publish a couple or so titles for each subject/grade level, but that’s it. 25 years ago I had maybe a dozen texts to choose from for my jr. high history classes. Last time it was three or four—and most were pretty poor. They try to wow you with all of the extra stuff—websites, etc.
The problem could by solved with e-book texts which could open themselves up for competition again.
Didn’t Trump get about double the black vote as went to the feckless “My Daddy marched with Martin Luther King” Romney?
“The problem could by solved with e-book texts which could open themselves up for competition again.”
Don’t be so sure of that. The problem with e-books is who controls them. The Texas State Board of Education, whose members are voted in by the public, has usually pushed for books representing a conservative viewpoint (such as respecting the country, teaching phonics, teaching math without calculators) - often making national news. Needless to say, the teachers here, along with the administrators and other Leftists DESPISE having to answer to them (with the one exception of the public schools that I send my kids to...LOL). So the Left came up with CSCOPE, an electronic curriculum which was free of state BOE control and were able to get their hard-left, America-hating, agenda into our schools. If you take it one step further, with e-books, the actual text in the books could be changed REAL-TIME, which is scary as hell. So if the book is on the school Intranet, it can say that Trump sucks prostitutes every night, for example, but when the school hooks up to a home system (i.e., where parents can read it), it will say that Trump is the 45th President of the United States.
I prefer paper - it doesn’t have the ability to morph.
And the last two Demon-rat candidates were middle of the road? ROTFL
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