I'm all about the books, man. All about the books.<quoted text>
I personally would want to add ABC reading primers to the supplies list---WAYYYYY, way, way (and even long) before distributing any such book requiring so much more comprehension, than just the limited scope of basic word for word as read from the primers of, primary levels.
Would have to deny whatever those manuals of the haterisms of hatertics you are referencing too...at least until jr high level, at which such time, some Edgar Alan Poe short stories might be suitable reading level materials, for SOME (but probably not all) anyway! In an organized, non-chaotic, open classroom type of discussion evironment, where children learn, in the "big world" people have different interpretations and even different opinions(!) and such is allowable and even encouraged! Quite unlike the dark ages of narrow-minded ignorance and the herdpack culling of those who might've believed different!
Make comparative classes mandatory in Jr High and High School and watch people get smarter as a result. Looking back on my own school career I don't remember any kind of comparative education. Only by contrasting one idea against other ideas can we see how strong it is, I think. A comparative religion course would be the bees knees to a high school curriculum. And I guarantee the school that did it correctly would crank out fewer nutjobs who think Noah's Ark was a real boat.