Sunday, September 11, 2005

Political Bias in High School Classrooms

My high school senior, the only one of our children not currently being homeschooled, is being confronted with this issue right now in her Advanced Placement Civics class. It's only been two days and she's already heard that the initial response to Hurricane Katrina was solely the fault of the federal government, and that President Bush's recess appointment of John Bolton was very unusual and questionable. (I wonder if the teacher knows that President Clinton made 140 recess appointments, including the No. 2 man at the Justice Department?)

The textbooks will include the 9/11 Commission Report. I wonder if the teacher knows about Jamie Gorelick, the "Wall," and the Able Danger intelligence issues? Somehow I think not...or if he does, the class won't hear about them.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

OOH, KEEP US ABREAST OF WHAT GOES ON THERE! I HOPE SHE TEARS THEM UP IN THAT CLASS. I KNOW ERIC JR. WOULD. HOW FUN!

6:31 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

We're starting to wonder if this teacher will be so busy with his "agenda" that he doesn't cover the actual material that's on the AP test. We're going to be asking him about that, and his classes' AP pass rate, at Back to School Night.

In the meantime we're joking about the book titles she could carry into class, such as HOW TO TALK TO A LIBERAL - IF YOU MUST. :)

9:37 PM  

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