Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Historian Gary B. Nash on Florida's "History Law"

From History News Network

For background, read this interview with Gary Nash, and this piece on the tenth anniversary of Lynn Cheney's attack on reality-based history . Also, check out ''History on Trial'', which details Lynn Cheney's politicization of the issue of U.S. History pedagogy. Essentially, an attempt by history teachers to promulgate an effective, engaging and balanced U.S. History curriculum for public schools was demogogued by the right wing. ''History on Trial'' shows how the right deliberately distorted the proposed curriculum, sacrificing a noble effort to promote history education in order to score some cheap political points. The height of hypocracy.

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