Thursday, November 27, 2008

Don't know much about history

In a letter to the editor published in the state's largest newspaper Sunday, a mother in Yukon lamented:
My 5-year-old attends pre-kindergarten at a public school. While telling him about the first Thanksgiving, I told him that the Pilgrims were having a special day to thank God. He quickly responded, "No, Mama, my teacher said they were thanking the Indians for their help.”

If policymakers would give parents the ability to choose whatever kind of school they want for their 5-year-olds, then parents would be empowered to avoid schools which teach bogus history.

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