Tuesday, August 5, 2008

American History for Freedom

Apparently there is something objectionable in the Higher Ed Reauthorization Act (although it's probably not what Sec. Spellings was complaining about): Phi Beta Cons applauds the "American History for Freedom Program" which provides $25 million in funding per year to bring "a fair-minded view of Western civilization back to the curriculum." It seems clear that this is conservative propaganda funding -- the abstinence-only of history. That funding could have gone to more grants for low-income students, but you know, we have to make sure to fight for teaching about Christopher Columbus and how awesome he was.

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