Local schools using textbook with ina...

Local schools using textbook with inaccurate Civil War history

There are 33 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Oct 21, 2010, titled Local schools using textbook with inaccurate Civil War history. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

As two local school districts deal with a textbook recently spotlighted for a historical error related to African-American contributions to the Confederacy during the Civil War, the book's publisher on Thursday announced a quick fix that should be available within weeks.

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Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#1 Oct 22, 2010
This doesn't surprise me. The schools have been 'indoctrination centers' since the mid 80's with the new age crap.(today's translation: "progressive") which is why we have a lot of unprepared kids now adults who have trouble finding jobs and seem to have an entitlement attitude.(not all of course) We took our kids out and put them in private schools. Each one of them has jobs now although it still hasn't been easy.

Politics has reared its ugly head in education. Yeah, it's been there all along in the background a little bit for some years, but in the latter years it's in your face and concentrated now.

It's pathetic and ironic. A true Christian attitude is kind in the way that it expresses itself to the best of its ability without lying. THIS is what people really need. Instead we settle for "political correctness" which borders on violating the first amendment of the constitution and rears a bunch of thin skinned folk who can't even take criticism even when it's required.

Meanwhile, the kids tread water. Got news for the adults; kids don't wait. They grow while you are still working on your strategy.
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#2 Oct 22, 2010
This school trouble is not new. I have magazines that I kept for historical curiousity in my den that date all the way back to the 80s. They say the same thing: what can we do to "save" our schools? Well, let's see; so far we've thrown money at them. Some 20 years later, same problem and worse.
We've called in "experts" or "consultants" at some 100.0/hr. and THAT hasn't done any good. We've tried to make kids stay in school for more time with talk of eliminating recess, scaling down phys. ed, longer school hours, more days. All we've gotten are fat, half burned out kids. Again no progress.(although the parents seem to like this longer hours since they work a lot outside the home: it is essentially a baby sitting service)

We've tried reblocking and organizing the school schedule and linking subjects together to 'support' each other. I can name numerous other tricks that have been tried and STILL it doesn't work.

I have a revolutionary idea: how about simply teaching them what they need to know?: how to read all kinds of texts, how to write ( may not always have a computer) basic math and arithmetic skills, teaching kids math not simply unrelated formulae, but how to use math to construct solutions to problems. They need more science-not indoctrination on 'global warming and evolution'.
I could go on. I didn't go to a stellar school when I was young, but I've got to tell you we learned a whole lot more than these kids do today. Bad sign. It's pathetic and borders on criminal what we do with kids today.

I have a lot to say on the matter: to the wall.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#3 Oct 22, 2010
Typical white lies being told again.
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#4 Oct 22, 2010
fedupwiththemess wrote:
Typical white lies being told again.
To or about whom are you referring?
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#5 Oct 25, 2010
Question Authority wrote:
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To or about whom are you referring?
White racist people telling white lies.
Leroy

Charleston, SC

#6 Oct 25, 2010
The only thing africans did for the civil war is plow food for the real men that fought. You can forget what you have read - it is all designed to try and bolster frail black insecure egos.
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#8 Oct 25, 2010
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>White racist people telling white lies.
Judging from "Leroy"s comments, I see what you mean.
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#9 Oct 25, 2010
Leroy wrote:
The only thing africans did for the civil war is plow food for the real men that fought. You can forget what you have read - it is all designed to try and bolster frail black insecure egos.
Sad you display your ignorance. I'm sure you are not familiar with the "buffalo soldiers". It's folks such as yourself who also deny the contributions of Scott Joplin whose music is a happy sort and is a hallmark of the early 20th century. You really look like the "redneck " who is in dire need of an education.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#10 Oct 26, 2010
Leroy wrote:
The only thing africans did for the civil war is plow food for the real men that fought. You can forget what you have read - it is all designed to try and bolster frail black insecure egos.
Typical white racist attitude here...just typical. This is exactly why whitey lies.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#11 Oct 26, 2010
Lots of "white lies" on this forum.
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#12 Oct 26, 2010
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>Typical white racist attitude here...just typical. This is exactly why whitey lies.
So, you would lump us all in the same mix; even ones like me who do not believe as this one does. Nice.
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#13 Oct 26, 2010
fedupwiththemess wrote:
Lots of "white lies" on this forum.
So, NAME one.(besides Leroy's)
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#15 Oct 26, 2010
Question Authority wrote:
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So, you would lump us all in the same mix; even ones like me who do not believe as this one does. Nice.
No, not all whites are like that at all.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#16 Oct 26, 2010
Question Authority wrote:
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So, you would lump us all in the same mix; even ones like me who do not believe as this one does. Nice.
Hell...whites lump all blacks in the same mix.
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#17 Oct 26, 2010
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>Hell...whites lump all blacks in the same mix.
No, they don't. They're just not vocal like the dipsticks that are racist loudmouths.
World History

Parksley, VA

#18 Oct 26, 2010
Not only the Civil War, but every American history public school textbook. It's the 'evil white man' syndrome. I expect to see in the future that the first 30 Presidents were black, the first man on the moon was black. Just the NEA-VEA thugs at work as we have a 27% dropout and they collect 150,000 dollar jobs with online degrees.
Cletus

Parksley, VA

#20 Oct 27, 2010
lets not forget Food Stamps(SNAP) and W.I.C.
Trespas

Anonymous Proxy

#21 Oct 29, 2010
I totally agree and support your opinion. Unfortunately, and this is sad, and yes we all know about it. So let's stand together or not. It all depends on or under, depending what is on or under. It was a pleasure to participate in this forum but I have to disagree with my last sentence and I agree. Good night or good morning, nature does not care if you are black, yellow or white or red.
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#23 Nov 1, 2010
Hunter Stewness wrote:
you mean negroes didnt levitate during the civil war? Odd. i could of sworn they figured out this levitation thing thousands of years ago, when they built pyramids on mars. trying to teach a negro anything useful could be compared to slamming your head against the wall, despite of no results. They should be primed to pull the plow, because as god intended, thats all they are good for. A tired negro, doesnt quite have the juice to run around and cause crime.
So what assylum did YOU escape from?
Question Authority

Dumfries, VA

#24 Nov 1, 2010
Cletus wrote:
lets not forget Food Stamps(SNAP) and W.I.C.
Hey, I personally know a 'white' person on SNAP and W.I.C.

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