The passage from History Alive! also incorrectly paints the Panthers as anti-white, erasing their important work building
In May, the Portland, Oregon school board passed the country's first comprehensive "climate justice" resolution. The school board voted unanimously to "abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities," and called for all schools to teach a "climate justice" curriculum.
There remains an enormous gulf between the severity of the climate crisis and the attention given the crisis in U.S. schools and in widely used text material.
I ask: "Why don't we ever learn about the Civil Rights Movement after 1965?" I don't expect them to answer this right then
Another text used with almost all Portland high school students is Holt McDougal's Modern World History, which includes a
In putting together a new framework for the state's history and social sciences curriculum, the Instructional Quality Commission of California's Department of Education has received nearly 500 pages of comments and suggestions on how to best write textbooks for K-12 students.
The SAFG, and submissions endorsing their edits, are motivated by ideology and ignorance in insisting on erasing India and linking Hindu scripture with caste-based discrimination. And as the social media posts above show, rather than increasing understanding, they normalize Hinduphobia.
The debate over how India is to appear in California textbooks has to be seen against the backdrop, not only of Indian political action committees, of what is emerging as a pattern of influence exerted by Hindu nationalist groups here in the U.S. upon U.S. education.
Why South Asia Studies Faculty Are Wrong about Hindu "Revisionism" and Indian History in California's Schools
If you are a teacher, school official, or perhaps even a student or parent in California, you have probably heard about the controversy that has raged for a decade about how India and Hinduism are depicted in California's History lessons.
The smell of old books is among the reasons students say they aren't going digital.
The tool is a lot of fun to play around with -- you can search by college or university, by state, or by academic field. Or