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    First off, some background about myself; I'm a freedom loving nevadan, the end.


    So I'm taking an english 101 class at antelope valley college in lancaster. I'm thinking, okay great, I'm going to expand my knowledge and secure my future through the local schools.
    Well I was enlightened. The text book required for my english class is called, "the norton reader" (published london, go fricken figure the socialists).

    In my honest opinion, text within schools should be nonbiased, meaning if you present an essay on one side of the arguement, enter a second in the text refuting it.
    Mind you, the purpose of the text book is to show essay structure, EVERY single essay is on a political topic, for example the book presents pro-abortion, but nothing to refute, etc.

    Now on to the point, an essay in here really pissed me off, it's called Get a knife, "get a dog, but get rid of guns" by molly ivins. Now of course, no refute showing proper essay structer to follow it.

    Now I wonder, and you californians can answer this, are anti-constitution books all over the damn schools out here, and are they thought-washing the next generations with this ****?

    I'm sitting in class and my ENGLISH teacher has referenced Karl Marx twice in her lecture, and I've heared nothing of a thomas jefferson or ben franklin.

    My concern is that;
    A: the youth, YOUR CHILDREN are getting biased texts presented and you don't even know about it
    B: i've no real avenue to express my concern for the future, as I'd just be laughed at.

    I'm required to do a research paper due next week. I'm going to call it "Deconstitutionalizing America Through miseducation" I'm going to use this text book and the instructor as a source in her own assignment.

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    This is not just california, but throughout the public education system.

    Read the book titled The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. A very informative book.

    Sadly, it seems that the only way to attain "higher" learning is through our own strive to learn the truth about history.
    Gun control isn't about guns -- it is about control.

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    wow, good find. This will be a perfect source for my point

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    Good luck getting a passing grade (I'm not saying don't do it ).

    Someone actually had the police called on him by the teacher after presenting a pro-gun paper to his class.

    ETA: http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seatt...hreatens-First

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    ourmanthejoker wrote:
    First off, some background about myself; I'm a freedom loving nevadan, the end.


    So I'm taking an english 101 class at antelope valley college in lancaster. I'm thinking, okay great, I'm going to expand my knowledge and secure my future through the local schools.
    Well I was enlightened. The text book required for my english class is called, "the norton reader" (published london, go fricken figure the socialists).

    In my honest opinion, text within schools should be nonbiased, meaning if you present an essay on one side of the arguement, enter a second in the text refuting it.
    Mind you, the purpose of the text book is to show essay structure, EVERY single essay is on a political topic, for example the book presents pro-abortion, but nothing to refute, etc.

    Now on to the point, an essay in here really pissed me off, it's called Get a knife, "get a dog, but get rid of guns" by molly ivins. Now of course, no refute showing proper essay structer to follow it.

    Now I wonder, and you californians can answer this, are anti-constitution books all over the damn schools out here, and are they thought-washing the next generations with this @#$%?

    I'm sitting in class and my ENGLISH teacher has referenced Karl Marx twice in her lecture, and I've heared nothing of a thomas jefferson or ben franklin.

    My concern is that;
    A: the youth, YOUR CHILDREN are getting biased texts presented and you don't even know about it
    B: i've no real avenue to express my concern for the future, as I'd just be laughed at.

    I'm required to do a research paper due next week. I'm going to call it "Deconstitutionalizing America Through miseducation" I'm going to use this text book and the instructor as a source in her own assignment.

    Yea that type of stuff is all over the system,andon a lot of different topics. Theyalsoleave alot of stuffout, replace itwith trash, etc etc..

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    I've never been to a California school. However, in my experience with the Nevada public schools and universities, I would saythe bias is probably the norm throughout the United States.

    Probably the California systems are even worse though. For me it was usually a bit more subtle than what you described.


    I know that one of my high school history books summarized the second amendment as a collective right (or maybe it even called ita state right I don't recall)as if that was an accepted fact, and didn't even show the actualtextof the second amendment for people to decide for themselves. That was before Heller though.

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    Yeah, and some history books are no longer saying that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, but rather "An Asian Nation".

    The schools are not in the business to educate truth, and quite possibly never have been.

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