Textbook commissions, especially from Texas, decide what ideas will be within any book. Biases are evident. Thomas Jefferson was dropped. Yet, these American History texts have constituted the only books a child may read on the subject. Most History teachers have not majored in History. Political pressure now makes textbooks promote special interest groups.
Podcast episode for 16 March 2010. Jeff Riggenbach is a journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, and educator. [18:31]