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.