The miseducation of Virginia students
The fact that Virginia has chosen grossly under-researched history textbooks suggests that its entire curriculum is not only inadequate but dangerous [“Many errors spotted in Va. history texts,” front page, Dec. 29]. It means that Virginia students are being “taught” untruths in this area and perhaps in other areas also. Virginia is turning out not undereducated but miseducated young people.
I urge Virginia residents to involve themselves in scrutinizing the process of choosing educational materials and to become aware of how the millions of dollars those materials cost are spent.
The writer is a former member of the Howard County Board of Education and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.
Patricia S. Gordon, Ellicott City
| December 30, 2010; 9:54 PM ET
Categories: Virginia, education, schools
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