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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 10:15 AM

13. I honestly wasn't blaming teachers here..

Public school teachers do what they can and most are far better than we even deserve. I have attended school board meetings over the years regarding curriculum and have advocated for more civics, current events and history courses. Civics is unheard of these days, but budget and time constraints are the usual response. I even ran for a school board seat once, but lost.
My daughter's school history education was nearly non existent. We live in a small, rural area and American history has been hijacked by our right wing board of ed. She learned "patriotic American history" in school and real history at home.

I have a picture of Karl Marx in my den. One of my daughter's friends looked at the picture and asked who's that? Karl Marx, I replied, totally unprepared for the next who's that? 6 high school grads, from the same school, 3 in college, and the only one who knew about Karl Marx was my daughter, and she didn't learn it in school. I realize Marx wasn't an American, but his name sure comes up a lot with American politicians.





























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