No two sides to the Holocaust, Texas public school educators agree

The majority of published books on Holocaust are for children in the K-12 school age group, and they are fictional or partly-fictional accounts – even famous ones like Ann Frank's Diary.


By Carolyn Yeager

THE HOLOCAUST OCCURRED JUST AS THE POPULAR NARRATIVE, as told in tens of thousands of books for children that have been published in the U.S. alone, says it did. So Texas professional educators and politicians quickly agreed in the wake of an uproar following a Dallas-Fort Worth area administrator's use of the Holocaust to explain how to allow all sides of a Civics issue to be heard, or available, in classrooms.

These non-experts in history assure teachers and public that the Holocaust is 'established fact' and 'settled history,' yet so sensitive that no other side can be presented—ever. Well, you know, they have voters to contend with. And they always need money too.

At the heart of the commotion is a new Texas education law [House Bill 3979*] that requires Social Studies and Civics teachers to present multiple perspectives when discussing “widely debated and currently controversial” issues. Continue reading at Carolyn Yeager

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