Today’s lesson is How The Big Lie got into a world history study paper handed out by a sixth-grade substitute teacher at R Dan Nolan Prep in Bradenton, Florida, on Wednesday.
It was a paper he retrieved called “How does a historian work?” The students were supposed to prepare for the test on Thursday. A mother sets out to test her child on his vocabulary list. The first six were evidence, source, primary source, secondary source, reliable source, And the Point of view.
“Then number seven came,” the mother, who asked not to be named, told The Daily Beast.
It was the seventh word prejudice The mother was shocked by what accompanied her.
The media is often biased and will add words that convince you to think one way or the other. Read these two statements made by journalists after the 2020 election.
President Trump claimed that the 2020 election was stolen.
President Trump introduced False He claims the 2020 elections were stolen.
The first sentence is just giving you information, while the second leads you to believe he is wrong before you have all the facts.
Don’t worry that the whole world has all the facts and that what the second statement makes you believe is the truth. And in the absence of admitting that former President Donald Trump’s claims were proven wrong, the first statement might lead you to imagine his claims might have merit.
“It’s actually the most prejudiced example I’ve seen,” the mother later said. “It seems out of place for a sixth grader.”
She was sure that there might have been a number of other examples that would not have brought politics into the classroom. She showed the study paper to her husband.
She remembers: “He read it and went, ‘What’s going on?'” “
Show it to a lawyer neighbor. He had the same reaction.
“We laugh,” said the mother, “but it’s not funny.”
Her sixth grader responded as if a sixth grader might not understand the danger of the big lie.
“He said, ‘Oh, don’t worry about that, you’re making a lot of it,'” she remembered.
She responded as a conscientious mother to a sixth-grader, telling him he was too young to feed political propaganda. She was one of a number of parents who called the school. She says manager promised to look into it.
One parent sent a copy of the study paper to several friends. I reached out to Ron Filipkowski, a former Florida defense attorney who uses social media to summon the far right. He tweeted a section of the paper containing the big lie.
One of the fathers then issued an anonymous statement through a mediator.
“I am very unhappy that a teacher would choose such a controversial example in an assignment that is supposed to teach bias in a world history class. There are many other examples that could have been used. The way this question is phrased would lead the student to believe that the media was wrong. in its assessment that the president’s allegations were false.”
He continued, “I would also add that it is inappropriate to use this example at a time when Trump is still challenging the results of the 2020 election two years later and is calling for a halt!”
The school board then issued a statement of its own.
“The Manatee County School District has begun to adhere to the curricula and educational standards established by the Florida Department of Education and Florida legislation.”
The board enclosed a copy of the study paper, adding that it “is based on the first chapter of the following state-approved textbook: Discovering Our Past: World History, Early Times,Florida edition, by McGraw-Hill. The board should have noted that the book does not mention Trump nor the elections he claims were stolen but in fact they weren’t. The council just said:
“This homework does not meet the expectations of the Manatee County School District. An extensive review of future homework lessons is underway in this course and remaining issues related to this assignment will be addressed.”
The board concluded by saying, “Our students deserve the best education we can provide in accordance with the curricula and educational standards set by the State of Florida.”
The problem in Florida is that curricula and educational standards are increasingly influenced by Governor Ron DeSantis. It was announced in May that the state Department of Education had rejected 41 percent of proposed math textbooks because they too had woken up.
“It appears that some publishers have tried to put a coat of paint on an old Common Core house, and indoctrinate concepts like race basics, especially, oddly enough, to elementary school students,” DeSantis said. Comprehensive examination of these textbooks to ensure they comply with the law.”
Florida’s Education Commissioner, Richard Corcoran, did not fail to impress his boss.
“Florida has become a national leader in education under the vision and leadership of Governor DeSantis,” he said. “When it comes to education, other states continue to take Florida’s approach as we continue to advance parental rights by focusing on providing their children with a world-class education without fear of indoctrination or exposure to dangerous and divisive concepts in our classrooms.”
Meanwhile, DeSantis is so focused on preparing for the 2024 election that he has continued to avoid taking a clear position on whether the 2020 election was stolen. He has been actively campaigning for such heroes of the Big Lie as the GOP nominee for Pennsylvania Governor Doug Mastrineo and the GOP nominee for Arizona Governor Carrie Lake.
The common effect of all those who perpetuate falsehood is that it turns into a sixth grade study paper again in the case of the DeSantis house. The mother of the sixth-grader who was shocked by the prejudice section is well aware that DeSantis has been critical of what he says is left-wing “indoctrination” in state public schools. Now there is what can be called right-wing education.
“It’s like, Teach Whose Doctrine?” The mother told the Daily Beast.
She tells her child that no matter what the teacher, Trump, or anyone else says, the simple truth is that the 2020 election was not stolen.
She remembers: “I said, this is a fact.”
That was on Wednesday. The mother awaits the results of Thursday’s test on the material in the study paper.
“I’m interested if he has to use his own example of bias,” she told The Daily Beast. “And if they have to use Trump to get extra points.”