The “Honest History” Fraud

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by James Bovard

“American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten recently proclaimed that her union members have a right to teach ‘honest history’ in government classrooms. But putting politicians, bureaucrats, and union zealots in charge of a curriculum is the worst recipe for candor. Rather than truth, the likely result will be vaccinating young Americans from recognizing how Leviathan imperils their liberty. … The real ‘history problem’ is that schools have done such a dreadful job of teaching reading that fewer children are able to discover the joys of history on their own. … But that is not necessarily a problem for educator activists more enthused on shaping values than imparting skills.” (07/20/21)