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‘Diversity’ Diverting from History

Robert Holland describes the further erosion of the discipline in Texas, where

academics have prepared a set of college readiness standards for the high-school curriculum that emphasize “diverse human perspectives and experiences” while omitting pivotal events and heroic movers and shakers…
The academics who drafted the standards up for adoption by the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board on Jan. 24 boasted that their approach was consistent with that of other states and national organizations. About that much they are right. Multiculturalism is weakening the study of U.S. history in many school systems. (Washington Times)

Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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