Saturday, October 05, 2013

Rainy Weekend Morning

     A cuppa coffee, a bowl of cereal -- an' the innernet, 'pon which Tam is currently being horrified by comments on a story at Wonkette about WW II vets getting access to their memorial in Washington, D.C.  --Let's just say that a lot more kids seem to have got their history from Howard Zinn than I'd'a thought, and few of them looked any further.



jed said...

Good morning. I think you're the only person I read who puts anything up this early on the weekend. I'm eating frittata. Make one on the weekend, it's breakfast all week. Low carb, ya know. (Not that my waistline has noticed.)

You ever seen Every Blade of Grass? He's a HAM. Got some good stories.

Anonymous said...

I taught High School US History for 15 years. I tried to teach them the truth and not the Lib-Cong propaganda. I really did.

It was like plowing the ocean.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

And people got mad at Mitch Daniels for wanting Zinn's fairy tale masquerading as history taken off school reading lists.

I am thinking descriptive words and phrases that I can't use in your comment section.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Mike -- When I was in high school, there was nothing I found more boring than the US History classes I was forced to take. Part of that was me, but a large part of it was the way it was presented. Even then I knew they were slanting it...or just weren't comptetent to teach it. I applaud you for trying to stem the tide.

The funny thing was, I went to college, somehow was lucky enough to find some really excellent and apolitical history professors, and ended up majoring in it.

But I'd never try teaching it to high school kids. Hard enough to get adults to understand they're wrong about it most of the time.