Black history month and the case for homeschooling

Posted by DarthDilbert at 2/20/2009 12:05:00 PM

February is black history month. You may only be dimly aware of this fact, but if you have children in school, they probably are acutely aware of it.

Indeed, black history month is one of the shrewdist ideas the American left ever concocted. That's because, although most school systems don't start teaching American history per se until around the fifth grade, black history is taught every February from first grade (if not earlier) on.

This means that before children learn about America's incomparable positive history, they have the worst aspect of our history drummed into them. Thus, school children are left with the clear impression that the central fact about America is an evil one -- slavery and its awful aftermath. By contrast, most parents probably believe, as conservatives do, that the central facts about America are overwhelmingly positive -- e.g., our status as the first and foremost constitutional democracy and our several triumphs over dark European forces.

Thanks to black history month, among other leftist distortions, most parents may have quite a different view of America a generation from now.

If my experience with the public schools is typical, there is only one remedy -- teach American history to your children and start doing this when they are very young.

Reason # to homeschool.



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