Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Defining History

as part of an education bill signed into law by Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida has declared that “American history shall be viewed as factual, not as constructed.”

Robert Jensen, workingforchange.com 07.17.06: "Florida’s fear of history: New law undermines critical thinking."

This is quite incredible. Thanks to James.

UPDATE: I had been more than a little surprised by the story above. But it seems to be be quite legitimate.

See
  • Tampa Tribune
  • History News Network
  • LA Times
  • Daily Kos

    The Bill itself is at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/laws/06laws/ch_2006-074.pdf
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