- What Johnny Shouldnt Read: Textbook Censorship in America
- Joan DelFattore
- 25 December 2018
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What Johnny Shouldnt Read: Textbook Censorship in America review î eBook or Kindle ePUB In this lucid disturbing and provocative book Joan DelFattore offers a behind the scenes view of the ways in which special interest groups influence the content of textbooks used in public and private schools throughout the countryEfforts to censor elementary and high school textbooks have proliferated in the past decade Most challenges have come from ultraconservative activists who oppose evolution racial and ethnic euality nontraditional gender roles pacifism and a host of other issues that contradict their religious political or social views Other protests originate with ultraliberal activists whose goal is to eliminate a. Then the Americans Came Voices from Vietnam racial and ethnic euality nontraditional gender Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 roles pacifism and a host of other issues that contradict their Say Your Abc With Me religious political or social views Other protests originate with ultraliberal activists whose goal is to eliminate a.free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Joan DelFattore
What Johnny Shouldnt Read: Textbook Censorship in America review î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ll negative or traditional descriptions of racial ethnic religious or gender groups without regard for accuracy or historical contextDelFattore focuses on recent federal lawsuits involving attempts to censor or ban biology geology history home economics literature psychology reading and social studies textbooks She vividly re creates the story behind each lawsuit describing how politically sophisticated national organizations turn local controversies into nationally publicized court cases She also discusses how both ultraliberal and ultraconservative groups in Texas and California pressure their state Boards of Education to.
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What Johnny Shouldnt Read: Textbook Censorship in America review î eBook or Kindle ePUB Demand that sections of textbooks be eliminated or rewritten as a condition of selling the books in those states Because California and Texas are such important markets says DelFattore publishers almost always make the reuired changes in the books which are then sold nationwide As a result the content of American textbooks is heavily influenced by political and economic forcesDelFattore s investigation has profound implications not only for education but also for freedom of thought in the larger society Her book will be mandatory reading for parents teachers school administrators lawyers librarians and other concerned citize.