California Bill Would Force Schools to Lecture Children on the ‘Racial Significance’ of Obama’s Presidency
California’s children will receive only the best educational opportunities, including thorough indoctrination into the “racial significance” of Barack Obama’s presidency, if a new state bill passes.
From CBS Sacramento:
The bill by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, asks state education officials to include Obama’s election in history and social studies standards laying out what students are expected to learn.
High school history students already learn about recent presidents. But Holden says lessons about Obama also should focus on what his election meant for racial equality and civil rights.
He said on the Assembly floor that the 2008 election “should not just be a mere footnote within textbooks, but rather focus on the significance of Americans overcoming our nation’s past and acknowledging that Americans are moving in the right direction.”
Of course, California can take this bold step because children are so well educated in California (43rd in the country in math, and 42nd in reading) that teachers have plenty of time to add racially charged lessons to their curriculum.
On the other hand, perhaps the legislators tried to come up with any of Obama’s successful policies, came up short, panicked and fell back on his only qualification to be president – his race. Whatever happened to judging people by the content of their character?
As commenter Raloree put it on the CBS article:
“I think it is a great idea as long as they include: Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS Scandal and the racial bigotry of the Attorney General Holder, and the completely failed foreign policy. Oh and do not omit the perpetual campaigning and lavish vacations and hundreds of golf outings. That would round out this presidency.”
Of course, that might be too much like critical thinking for the California educators, who are revising their social studies curricula to fall in line with Common Core standards. So teachers can now be forced to teach legislators’ version of history to students, who will then have to take tests on it.