Saturday, January 23, 2021

Richland 2 history book?

Do you know what history book is used in Richland 2 schools? Have you, as a parent, read the books that your children are required to read?

Is there any chance that Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the history text in Richland 2?

Dennis Prager refers to Zinn as "an icon of the American Left". In Prager's book Still the Best Hope, he writes that Zinn's book "became the single most widely read history text in American schools." When you check out Zinn's beliefs, you will want to question whether Richland 2 should be using this text, if it is. 

Familiarize yourself with The 1619 Project and with the Report issued in January 2021 by The President's Advisory 1776 Commission. This Report was published days before the end of President Trump's term, and one of Joe Biden's first Executive Orders was to "disappear" the Commission.

If you want to read the Commission's Report, click here.