Advance Placement (AP) high school students will soon use an American History textbook that depicts President Trump as mentally ill and those who voted for him as poor white racists.
Though this kind of indoctrination is nothing new to the public school system, the book By the People: A History of the United States, illustrates how far the leftist propaganda machine will go to further its misinformation campaign.
The textbook, published by Pearson Education, describes Trump supporters as “mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white.” The last section of the textbook, ‘The Angry Election of 2016’ is especially critical of President Trump.
What its author never mentions is that the left, supported by the mainstream media, has made rage its main weapon in its war on Trump. Instead, the AP textbook depicts those who support Trump as angry and fearful. One paragraph reads:
“Clinton’s supporters feared that the election had been determined by people who were afraid of a rapidly developing ethnic diversity of the country, discomfort with their candidate’s gender and nostalgia for an earlier time in the nation’s history …. They also worried about the mental stability of the president-elect and the anger that he and his supporters brought to the nation.”
With a typical “intellectual” progressive sleight of hand, the textbook calls the president insane, and those who voted for him deplorable without coming right out and saying it.
The book also says, “Most thought that Donald Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not very hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.”
The truth is that “most” did not think Donald Trump to be too extreme. Outside of the far left coast and New York City, most of the rest of the country made it clear the extremism is not in the White House but with progressives as represented by Pearson Education.
Tarra Snyder, a student at Rosemount High School in Minnesota, who was one of the first students to raise concerns over the textbooks bias told Fox News, “There are specific parts where it goes off the rails from a historical textbook toward an op-ed.”
Snyder said she only wants to raise “red flag” so others will know that the textbook only reports one side of history. The high school student said, “I really believe that learning should be objective and that students can make their own decisions based on what they’re able to learn in a classroom, and if the facts are skewed then students aren’t able to make well-rounded decisions on what they believe.”
Scott Overland, a spokesman for Pearson Education, defended the textbook saying it was “developed by an expert author and underwent rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.” He said the book is “designed to convey college-level information to high school students” while “aiming to promote debate and critical thinking by presenting multiple sides” of the 2016 election.
Joy Pullman of The Federalist warns of the dangers of this kind of textbook in public schools. She sees the new textbook as “overt propaganda” inflicted on teenage minds under the “guise of education.” Pullman adds, “Even if they don’t accept its messages entirely, studying this wastes time that young people deserve to be spending getting actually educated.”
Ronald Reagan said that “our most precious resources, our greatest hope for the future, are the minds and hearts of our people, especially our children. He also warned, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
In his 1989 farewell address, Reagan called for an “informed patriotism” that asks “are we doing a good enough job teaching our children” what America “represents in the long history of the world?”
Liberal education is doing its best to tear down everything built on that foundation. Students like Tarra Snyder want America to know that.