Sunday I was at a get together at my brother's home with several of our mutual very old friends, their kids, and now their kids. I was talking to one of the 'kids' and her husband, parents of 4, the oldest a 4th grader.' They were livid over the math program their kids are going through, nothing new to me for those that have read my posts on this. If anyone wishes to discuss math and the crazy way they're teaching it now, start a thread. Start with 't' and many will pay attention. Anyhow, with that conversation firmly in mind, I opened an email today from History News Network, and found this: Vote iQ - Hot Topics - TextBooks - Intro It's about the TX textbook controversy, my interest of course being social studies. What caught my eye was 'reducing discussion length on civil rights.' I would agree. Now that sounds awful, but to anyone who has picked up elementary or high school texts, you know that there is little discussion on founders/framers, little on the significance of Mayflower Compact or English Bill of Rights. In most texts there is 0 mentioned about the hardships beyond Jamestown and 0 about the wealth and jump in life expectancies by 1700. Civil Rights on the other hand is nearly always a full chapter, followed by more discussion on Post WWII America. So yes, cut some ink from the one, add ink to others. On the other hand, I found this a bit disturbing, from the 'facts' page: Anyhow, if anyone else would like to hunt and peck through that site and post some thoughts, I'll probably jump in.