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    Exclamation Penguin Random House’s Newest High School Catalog Is All About Leftist Indoctrination

    If you don't educate your children, someone else will.

    My problem is not with any of these selections. In fact, I'd say many of these selections are part of a well-rounded education.

    My problem is with the exclusive representation of social justice subject matters as if these are the only topics that exist.

    Taken alone, any of these selections are just fine. But when catalogs continue to the represent these subjects exclusively - we're going to have a major problem of myopic thinking in the future. The failure to represent a diversity of viewpoints and subject matter is already manifesting in college students in a complete inability to comprehend ideas outside of one's limited worldview.


    "I had hopes for the history section. After all, can’t we celebrate the complexities of the past? Not according to Penguin. Social studies teachers, apparently, should be interested in “My Year in Space: A Lifetime of Discovery,” by Scott Kelly, or “The Little Book of Feminist Saints,” by Julia Pierpoint, or “Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women.” Whoops — I missed one: “Modern Herstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History.” These are what high school students should read, according to Penguin, instead of speeches by American presidents, eyewitness accounts of significant historical events, or the documentary history of constitutional liberty.

    The Obama love affair in this catalogue continues with “West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators inside the Obama White House.” Howard Zinn, the noted socialist historian, gets not only a 10th anniversary edition of his error-riddled and highly political “People’s History of the United States” (titled “Voices of a People’s History of the United States”), but also a “Young People’s History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror.”

    Full article at The Federalist.


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    Catalogs. PDF warning.

    Catalog mentioned in Federalist


    By and large I'd consider both lists basically cr@p. Not really caring though since we homeschool.
    "They sell us the president the same way they sell us our clothes and our cars. They sell us every thing from youth to religion the same time they sell us our wars. I want to know who the men in the shadows are. I want to hear somebody asking them why. They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are but theyre never the ones to fight or to die." - Jackson Browne Lives In The Balance

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    In "social studies" I count 4 mediocre pop-history works and 26 pieces of smelly refuse from the culture war.

    They'd be better off picking 30 books published before 1950 at random (and then firing the teachers so the students have time to read them).
    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -H. L. Mencken

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