Thursday, April 15, 2010

Radical right-wingers ignore inconvenient facts as they try to rewrite American history

Vancouver Sun: 2010 April 15

This story illustrates just why we need libraries and librarians in our society.

The right is rewriting history.

The most ballyhooed effort is under way in Texas, where conservatives have pushed the state school board to rewrite guidelines, downplaying Thomas Jefferson in one high school course, playing up such conservatives as Phyllis Schlafly and the Heritage Foundation, and challenging the idea that the Founding Fathers wanted to separate church and state.