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How Texas Teaches History

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From flickr.com/photos/14829735@N00/7585568394/: .Grammar: It's the difference between knowing your sh*t & knowing you're sh*t. by someecards.com
.Grammar: It's the difference between knowing your sh*t & knowing you're sh*t. by someecards.com
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Some of the  books that are part of the Texas social studies curriculum distort history -- not through word choices but through a tool we often think of as apolitical:GRAMMAR. The writers’ decisions about how to construct sentences, about what the subject of the sentence will be, about whether the verb will be active or passive, shape the message that slavery was not all that bad. A TEXAS high school student and his mother recently called attention to a curious line in a geography textbook: a description of the Atlantic slave trade as bringing “millions of workers” to plantations in the American South. McGraw-Hill Education, the publisher of the textbook, has since acknowledged that the term “workers” was a misnomer. YA THINK?


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