Yesterday, I was down in Corsicana, Texas, at Navarro College, for the opening of their new Civil War, and Western art museum. I had a chance to talk to two history teachers who are fed up with PC in history classes. This story, from American Perspective, got me thinking about a question. Why can’t we just teach kids about ALL the relevant historical figures? Is that not a better idea than bringing bean counting into it?
The California Legislature could soon pass a bill that would require school textbooks and teachers to incorporate information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans into their curriculum.
The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act, or SB48, which mimics a bill previously vetoed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, made it one step closer to becoming law Tuesday after being approved by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee.
The bill, introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, could have a nationwide impact if passed because California is such a big buyer of textbooks that publishers often incorporate the state’s standards into books distributed to other states.
Supporters say that’s a good thing because it will help prevent gay students from being harassed or bullied by their classmates.
But critics say SB48 is just an attempt to brainwash students into becoming pro-gay political activists and ensure that government, not parents, has the final word on teaching kids about moral values.
Now, I am jot familiar enough with this bill to pass judgement. However, I do know that similar tactics have been used to indoctrinate, rather than educate students. Frankly, I doubt any worthwhile parent minds their child learning about historical figures that are or were Gay. If they are a significant historical figure, it would be wrong to exclude them. But, again, I know enough about the Left to know they often use bills such as this to further their agenda.