Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mississippi House Bill Seeks to Ban 'Partisan Agenda or Philosophy' in History Classes

I haven't seen anything like this before.

In response to the recent conservative rewriting of the Texas social studies standards, the Mississippi House of Representatives is considering a bill that would prevent history courses from promoting "any partisan agenda or philosophy."

According to this article, the bill would prevent a teacher from endorsing liberal ideology, conservative ideology, or any ideology in-between (The one case study offered in the article is a parent complaining about her child getting indoctrinated in history class with liberal idea).

Should this bill pass, it should get very interesting when Mississippi officials try to enforce it.

HT: AHA Today