Discoloring History

You May Want to Find Out What's in Your Child's Classroom Library

As schools across the country attempt to improve student literacy, boatloads of taxpayer dollars are being poured into creating classroom libraries, so that each classroom will have a large number of interesting and varied books for students to read. The district I work in has been issued nearly $500 of state money per classroom for this purpose. Assuming that all schools in the state are being allocated similar amounts, it is clear that a great deal of money is being devoted to this cause. While it is laudable to surround students with the world of words, it is troubling that the choices of books seem to be limited—and ideologically so.

For instance, when I went to the website of the designated state supplier for these...

 

teaches highschool history, was educated at Messiah College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Winthrop University, and has written for Front Porch Republic, FORMA Journal, and Modern Reformation. He is also head elder at All Saints Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He and his wife Kristi have two children who are being classically homeschooled.
 

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #53, Summer 2020 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo53/discoloring-history

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