Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ah, Virginia

A few years ago I blogged about the horror of finding inaccurate brand new text books in my mother's second grade classroom.
That was in September 2008. Since then teachers all over Va have used these historically incorrect books to teach.
Last week, last week, December 2010,2 years later, Va textbooks were reported in the mass media to historically inaccurate.
There is so much to say about this and yet, the first day of the new year I can't bring myself to rant.

1 comment:

magpie said...

I find that this is "GOLD" for older readers.
Ten year olds get particularly interested when they realise that not everything that's written in an information/ non-fiction book is true or accurate.
It also is particularly challenging for teachers who read books about religion,legends and myths. On the one hand you have to respect the cultural significance (know what you're reading) while also being wary of your own bias.

Thanks for sparing us the bleat :-)