AlterNet: Blogs: PEEK: Department Of Defense Promotes Christian Right's Revisionist History in Public Schools

AlterNet: Blogs: PEEK: Department Of Defense Promotes Christian Right’s Revisionist History in Public Schools:
Last Saturday, I uncovered revisionist US History within the Unit 6 core curriculum for the national Junior ROTC program ; about 1/2 million American high school students each year are unrolled in the JROTC. I was astounded ; a passage paraphrased from the writing of David Barton, the leading historical revisionist claiming that the United States was founded as a “Christian Nation”, has been embedded within a national educational curriculum produced by the Department of Defense and taught, across the nation, to American public high schools students enrolled in Junior ROTC.

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this is the sort of fractious lying that causes revolutions… by the wrong people. we need to ensure that students know that the u.s. is and always has been a secular nation. some individual states have religious issues… but not all.

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