I learned about racism, slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, and the Trail of Tears in my K-12 education. I never learned about the Holodomor, Cultural Revolution, and 100 million dead from global communism. American schools haven’t “whitewashed” history; they’ve “redwashed” it.
Christopher F. Rufo @realchrisrufo
Tweeted on May 24, 2021
[Via daughter Jaime.
It’s been a long time since I looked at school history book but I suspect this is a valid point.—Joe]
I’m a certified teacher, with a history endorsement among others. Can confirm. (That’s a good phrase for it, totally stealing it.)
One should be surprised? With the likes of Bill Ayers still breathing. Let alone running amuck in our educational system?
I’m still figuring out crap I was taught in 7th. grade, that was bullshit. And I’m up in age to having one foot in the grave, and the other on a banana peel!
But hey, It’s not like the communist manifesto wasn’t read into the congressional record in the early 60’s, right? Ooh, it was? That part about taking over the educational system? Who would have thunk it?
Our problem is we don’t believe dangerously stupid people when they tell us were going to be included in their dangerous stupidity.
But hey, live and learn.
Probably a Howard Zinn book.
That quote was correct for highschool in the late 60’s in PA. I only learned about the real stories reading on my own. The textbooks were worthless. But the school library had history books with better info, in addition to the town library.
The school books were being heavily edited starting in the early 20th century. That’s when the Progressives got going on controlling the schools.