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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seeing ahead

United States

#25 Nov 1, 2010
alot of the text books are screwed up,but the worst thing that is done is to teach va . history before they teach world history,at least let a kid get a handle on the worid and all it has to offer about many people before you cram va history down their throat.teaching slavery first is just wrong,i dont care what color you are,are any educaters listening? world history then va history.ok,
Maverick

United States

#26 Nov 1, 2010
Then vote if you change to occur in education.
Bishop LL Lace

Ivor, VA

#27 Nov 1, 2010
Black people won the civil war cause the Daily press said so.I subscribe. Keep hope alive.
Question Authority

Triangle, VA

#29 Nov 2, 2010
seeing ahead wrote:
alot of the text books are screwed up,but the worst thing that is done is to teach va . history before they teach world history,at least let a kid get a handle on the worid and all it has to offer about many people before you cram va history down their throat.teaching slavery first is just wrong,i dont care what color you are,are any educaters listening? world history then va history.ok,
I'm sorry, I totally disagree with you. A person should know their OWN nation's history and local before the world history. They have COLLEGE courses on this stuff. I wonder how many kids even know who the founding fathers were and why they are called that. I never even HEARD of the "federalist papers" until just recently and I'm an adult. This is part of the reason our country is as bad off as it is today.

" My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."
seeing ahead

United States

#30 Nov 2, 2010
my thoughts are let kids get a handle of how the world operates and then teach them va history.we have some real uneducated grown people who only know about va history because they never got to college,yes they have good college coures on this stuff.you brought my point up exactely,alot of people have to work and dont get the chance to go to college so they walk around with only va history under their belt and its not tottaly their fault where they are coming from.yes all people lack alot of knowledge.is it the educaters fault or society?
Question Authority

Triangle, VA

#31 Nov 2, 2010
Here's another interesting point.
How does it look when foreigners who become naturalized know more about our history than we do.
I'd call it, embarrassing.
seeing ahead

United States

#32 Nov 2, 2010
yes foreigers are taught world history at a very early age and their learning is intense.again too they need to know alot of history concerning names and dates to become a citizan of the u,s,a.
USA ROCKS

Odessa, TX

#33 Nov 2, 2010
Too much money goes to the black little Thugs to begin with.
seeing ahead

United States

#34 Nov 2, 2010
oh my god someone thinks this way.rocks ,you missed a real education somewhere,thank god noone spent to much money on yours .whew.
seeing ahead

United States

#37 Nov 3, 2010
what on earth is going on here? the subject here is textbooks , doest sound like rock and c undead spent too much time in one,this line of thinking is why our country is failing.clean up your act .
Question Authority

Triangle, VA

#39 Nov 3, 2010
CaptainUndead wrote:
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The country's act needs cleaning which is why I said more bullets for thugs.
I think you're right on the mark. It's just not clear that's what you meant.
Question Authority

Triangle, VA

#40 Nov 3, 2010
CaptainUndead wrote:
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The country's act needs cleaning which is why I said more bullets for thugs.
By the way, thugs aren't all black you know. The biggest thugs are union bosses and politicians and they come in all colors shapes and sizes.

How about explaining yourself further.
seeing ahead

United States

#41 Nov 3, 2010
i had 3 different bosses that disapeared to parts unknown oweing me paychecks and overtime ,later i learned they sold drugs too, now that was an undercover thug.all 3 were white.they rob me blindly.

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