What a 100-Year-Old Book Tells us About the Fight over Patriotism in Education

A suburban Colorado county is at odds over an effort from a conservative member of the school board to establish a committee that would review school curricula. Most attention has been paid to criteria for revamping how history classes are taught. “Materials should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights,” the draft proposal reads. It continues:

Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage. Content pertaining to political and social movements in history should present balanced and factual treatment of the positions.

via What a 100-year-old book tells us about the fight over patriotism in education – The Washington Post.