A few thoughts on the “liberal echo chamber”:

  1. Public education is being destroyed by right wing partisan politics. Texas’ school board is incredibly powerful; they influence textbook publishing decisions for a large swath of the country. And here they are, rewriting history.

Slaves were called “workers” in 140,000 books bought by Texas. It was called a mistake by McGraw-Hill, but it was part of the Texas School Board’s attempts to rewrite history.

Conservatives also pressured the College Board to change the curriculum of the AP U.S. History classes that give high school kids college credit:

2. Some public schools, home schoolers and religious schools teach creationism:

3. There are Christian colleges that offer the same kind of fantasy curriculum, with intelligent design presented as an “alternative theory” to evolution.

4. People should look at what kinds of careers educated liberals and conservatives choose. What kinds of people have the desire to make less money through teaching, instead of pursuing a career in private enterprise? How many creationists or climate deniers would pursue graduate degrees in subjects they have already rejected because of their political or religious indoctrination?

“Normal” Colleges are the last bastion of fact-based reality. If that means the exclusion of curriculum and teachers who believe in nonsense, is that really a liberal echo chamber?

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