Sunday, March 14, 2010

Texas Textbooks Spark National Debate

Christians on the Texas School Board have drawn the scorn of liberal indoctrinators across America, but the Texans' position resonates with the majority of parents.

UPDATE 3/30/10: Texas legislature holds hearings

See previous
background reports.

-- From "Poll: Majority of Americans Believe Their Kids' Textbooks Place Political Correctness Above Accuracy" by Joe Schoffstall, 3/11/10

A new Rasmussen Poll shows that 60 percent of Americans with children in elementary schools say most school textbooks are more concerned with presenting information in a politically correct manner than in accuracy.

In a national survey conducted March 6-7, 1,000 adults were asked: “Are most school textbooks more concerned about accurately providing information or about presenting information in a politically correct manner?”

Only 28 percent thought textbooks were more concerned with presenting information accurately.

Among all Americans polled, even those without children, the same percentage -- 28 percent – said they believe that accuracy is paramount, while 55 percent disagreed and said most textbooks are more concerned about political correctness. Eighteen percent of those polled were undecided.

Only 31 percent of the adults polled said most school history textbooks portray American history accurately, while 43 percent said they believe that most of their children’s history books are inaccurate. Twenty-six (26) percent are not sure.

When asked if parents should be able to transfer their children to another school if they disagreed with the material presented at their current schools, 61 percent said that should be allowed, while 27 percent disagreed, and 12 percent said they were not sure.

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