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  • Seven indisputable facts about this 'historic' impeachment that historians will use to condemn it as 'folly'

    12/18/2019 10:55:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Derangement is a mental impairment that causes those afflicted with it to make very bad decisions, often ignoring or disputing realities that would caution them against their self-destructive actions.  Even though the leftist-dominated psychology and psychiatric professions refuse to acknowledge it, Trump Derangement Syndrome is real, a genuine mass psychosis, and it is at the root of the impeachment vote today. It is often speculated that the real goal of Democrats is to "place an asterisk" next to President Trump's name.  But as the passion of the moment subsides and historians take a longer look, here are seven facts that will...
  • Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America's High Schools

    09/24/2019 9:47:24 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 31 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 9-17-19 | John Murawski
    Like growing numbers of public high school students across the country, many California kids are receiving classroom instruction in how race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power and privilege. They're taught about colonialism, state violence, racism, intergenerational trauma, heteropatriarchy and the common thread that links them: “whiteness.” skip Advocates believe they are within striking distance of making ethnic studies a graduation requirement in high schools across the country, making it a prerequisite for preparing students to navigate the world, much as learning about the Western tradition had once been. Skip “We don’t want students to...
  • We Must Say No to the 1619 Project in Schools

    08/22/2019 7:57:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 22, 2019 | Lloyd Marcus
    In 1967, I was a black 18-year-old from the Baltimore ghetto who was a freshman at the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art. Progressives are tripling-down on infecting youths with their insidiously evil lie that all American white men are racist. And yet, I was a poor black kid attending college thanks to scholarships from two white senators and white Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer. A required course was, “The History of Ideas.” The first day of class, the professor passionately trashed Christianity, America, and President Abraham Lincoln. I felt like my head would explode as the professor crushed every...
  • Gavin Newsom Appears in 1st-grade Textbook with Abraham Lincoln, MLK

    09/26/2018 5:40:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/26/2018 | Joel B Pollak
    Parents in a Sacramento, California suburban school district were shocked this week to discover that Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, the Democratic Party candidate for governor in November, is portrayed in a first-grade textbook as a “champion for people’s rights.” The textbook celebrates Newsom alongside such icons as President Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — apparently for his decision, as mayor of San Francisco, to recognize gay marriages in 2004.
  • Texas moves to remove Hillary Clinton from social studies curriculum. Really.

    09/15/2018 7:18:48 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Washingon Post ^ | 9/15/2018 | Valerie Strauss
    The Texas Board of Education — known for a long line of controversies about what students should and shouldn’t learn in social studies — has taken a step to remove Hillary Clinton from the curriculum. Really. The Dallas Morning News reported that on Friday, the board, in a preliminary vote, agreed to remove a number of historical figures, with Clinton and Helen Keller among them, in a “streamlining” effort to update the social studies curriculum standards for grades K-12. A final vote will be in November. (snip) Why did the board vote to toss Clinton — the first female presidential...
  • Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum

    09/14/2018 7:39:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aris Folley
    The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state’s social studies curriculum. Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that "the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton was made by [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills] work groups.” “However the board did vote to agree with the work groups' recommendations,” Cargill pointed out. "In speaking to teachers and testifiers, they did not mention these specific deletions."
  • Texas board votes to eliminate Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum

    09/14/2018 1:42:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 09 14 2018 | Lauren McGaughy
    History curriculum in Texas remembers the Alamo, but could soon forget Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller. As part of an effort to "streamline" the social studies curriculum in Texas, the State Board of Education voted on Friday to change what students in every grade are required to learn in the classroom. They voted to remove several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller. The board also voted to add back into the curriculum a reference to the "heroism" of the defenders of the Alamo, which had been recommended for elimination, as well as Moses' influence on the writing of...
  • Don't call the Alamo's defenders 'heroic,' Texas school curriculum panel urges

    09/08/2018 2:22:42 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 64 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Rebekah Allen
    A panel advising the State Board of Education on what seventh-graders should learn in their social studies courses has urged deleting the label "heroic" from a curriculum standard about the Alamo's defenders.---snip---The panel said "heroic" was a "value-charged word."---snip---Current seventh-grade social studies curriculum standards include the "siege of the Alamo and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there." The advisory committee recommended cutting the phrase "and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there."---snip---Debbie Ratcliffe, spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency, said the recommendation was made in response to complaints that curriculum standards are too...
  • 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

    08/11/2018 7:06:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    npr.org ^ | 8/9/2018 | Anya Kamenetz
    ....concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. "I started out the new edition with the famous two photographs of the inaugural crowds of this guy named President Obama, his first inauguration, and this guy named President Trump, his...
  • Native Americans push schools to include their story in California history classes

    07/29/2018 10:40:59 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 88 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/29/18 | Carolyn Jones
    California 4th-graders have studied Golden State geography, people and history. Now, historians and Native American teachers are pushing to broaden that curriculum to include more on the culture and history of the state’s original inhabitants. “For so many years, the story of California Indians has never really been part of classrooms,” said Rose Borunda, an education professor at Sacramento State University and a coordinator of the California Indian History Curriculum Coalition. “Our story has never been present. It’s often sidestepped because it’s inconvenient. But it’s the truth, and students should learn it.” Borunda, who is Native American, and her colleagues...
  • Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

    07/12/2018 7:20:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/12/2018 | Larry Elder
    A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion that justified slavery." He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations. "From whom?" I asked. Arab slavers took more Africans out of Africa and transported them to the Middle East and to South America than European slavers took out of Africa and brought to North America. Arab slavers began taking slaves out of Africa beginning in the ninth century -- centuries before the European slave trade -- and continued...
  • AP US History Text:White, Christian Americans Finding It ‘Difficult to Adjust’ to Becoming Minority

    04/14/2018 3:33:35 PM PDT · by davikkm · 103 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A soon-to-be-released updated edition of an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History textbook teaches students that white Christian Americans are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority and puts forward the perception that President Donald Trump’s election occurred because his apparent “racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.” James Fraser’s By the People: A History of the United States, 2ndEdition, is published by Pearson and has a 2019 copyright date. Alex Clark – co-host of the Indiana-based morning radio Joe and Alex Show– tweeted photos of the cover and several pages of the book that she reports...
  • Evangelical University Embroiled in Controversy After Naming Adam and Eve as 'Historical Persons'

    05/08/2014 8:05:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Students and faculty are reportedly clashing with the administration at an evangelical college in Tennessee after it recently changed its statement of faith regarding the creation of man, and Adam and Eve. The Board of Trustees and President Stephen Livesay of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., have been receiving some criticism from students and faculty who argue the school's modified statement of faith is too narrow. The college has strong evangelical roots, as it is named after William Jennings Bryan, the politician who opposed the teaching of evolution in the famous 1925 Scopes Trial. Back in February, the school's Board...
  • George Washington University Removes U.S. History as a Requirement for History Majors

    12/23/2016 11:35:40 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 12/22/2016
    George Washington University has changed its course requirements for history major to no longer include U.S. history, the College Fix reports. The university’s history department recently introduced new requirements with the stated aim of giving students greater flexibility to pursue their interests, and to “better reflect a globalizing world,” according to faculty. Requirements in U.S., North American, and European history were eliminated, along with foreign language. Incoming history major will be required to take at least one introductory course, and may choose U.S. history as option. However, like many other universities, GWU allows incoming students to place out of the...
  • Poll: Millennials desperately need to bone up on the history of communism

    10/18/2016 8:26:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 39 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10/17/16 | Shawn Langlois
    The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism. Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%. Furthermore, almost half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 20 said they would vote for a socialist, while 21% would go so far as to back a communist. Capitalism, on the other hand, is viewed favorably by...
  • Pa. bill would require students to know American history, civics

    05/03/2016 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require Pennsylvania’s high school students to have a basic understanding of American history and civics before graduating. House Bill 1858 would require that students pass a test on 100 basic facts from the United States Citizenship Civics Test, the test all immigrants must pass when applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • Most Britons have no idea about Waterloo

    04/25/2015 9:39:10 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 99 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 20 Apr 2015 08:51 GMT+02:00
    With the 200th anniversary of the famous Battle of Waterloo just two months away a survey in Britain has revealed that most ofthe public know little about it and some even think it's just an Abba song, while many thought the French actually won. A survey of Britons published in the build-up to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo found three-quarters knew little or nothing about it -- while many thought France won. The poll of 2,070 people for the National Army Museum found 73 percent either knew nothing or next to nothing about the battle, one of...
  • Historic fail? Greatest Americans missing from proposed curriculum

    08/07/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7,2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    New history curriculum standards proposed for top high school students leave out such American icons as Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr., paint colonists as bigots and gloss over the Greatest Generation's fight to save the world from Nazi Germany, according to conservative education activists who want the framework delayed — and perhaps scrapped altogether. “And you’re not going to find Thomas Jefferson and the House of Burgesses and the cradle of democracy either,” said Larry Krieger, who retired in 2005 after more than three decades in the classroom. “And finally, you’re not going to find Benjamin Franklin and...
  • Cosmos Scrubs Religion's Positive Influence from the History of the Scientific Revolution

    03/25/2014 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 61 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 25, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos Scrubs Religion's Positive Influence from the History of the Scientific Revolution Casey Luskin March 25, 2014 5:45 AM | Permalink We live in interesting times. On the one hand, we're constantly assured that science and religion don't conflict. At the same time, we're told -- sometimes by the same people -- that religion hinders science. Perhaps this is to be expected. Materialists want to project a religion-friendly image because popular culture expects it, while at the same time they make arguments that they hope will ultimately erode religious belief. This requires a tricky balancing act, on vivid display in...
  • High School AP History Book Rewrites 2nd Amendment

    09/16/2013 7:55:35 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 77 replies
    DailyPaul.com ^ | 9/16/2013 | RobHino
    It is our duty to stop stuff like this. Guyer High School (and obviously several others) are complicit in attempting to condition students to interpret the 2nd Amendment in a clearly opposite manner in which it was intended. The 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th are also misinterpreted as several commentators below pointed out. This textbook, currently being used by Guyer High School, is attempting to redefine the Second Amendment to impressionable young minds. Parents, you must speak up and demand action. Investigate your child's history book ASAP, and post more pictures in the comments below. Call your school and demand...