California bishops oppose ‘political correctness’ in history textbooks
Catholic World News - June 28, 2011
The California bishops’ public policy arm is urging members of the state assembly to reject a bill that would prohibit “discriminatory content” in history textbooks.
“Professional educators and historians, working with teachers, parents and school boards, should design social studies curriculums,” the California Catholic Conference stated in an action alert. “Politicians, subject to the winds of political correctness, should not because they often respond with more alacrity to the interest groups than to their constituents whose children attend California’s schools.”
“A law which micromanages the study of history for political correctness is both unwise and dangerous.”
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Posted by: Justin8110 -
Jun. 28, 2011 3:37 PM ET USA
The State is pretty much soft atheist or agnostic and stands for many things that are morally objectionable for Catholics so what should one expect from textbooks used by state education? I really think us Catholics need to homeschool and get back to a ghetto mentality. We are losing the culture war and are better off trying to save our souls and thes ouls of our loved ones by insulating ourselves from the chaos outside. It's what many of us "trads" do already anyway.
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Jun. 28, 2011 12:26 PM ET USA
When California bishops do something really right they should be commended for it. This is such a time.THANK YOU CALIFORNIA BISHOPS!!