Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. - The New York Times


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I read this as mostly good news. Texas favors guns and business and dislikes birth control, California includes gay/trans stories. I expected TX to be worse.
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8 days ago by jgordon
American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics.
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10 days ago by alykat
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Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. - The New York Times As if our textbooks aren’t already bad enough. https://t.co/ZCxjAFTiYF

— Nancy Mims (@mimsnancymims) January 12, 2020
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10 days ago by rgibbs
We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the nation’s history.
The textbooks cover the same sweeping story, from the brutality of slavery to the struggle for civil rights. The self-evident truths of the founding documents to the waves of immigration that reshaped the nation.
The books have the same publisher. They credit the same authors. But they are customized for students in different states, and their contents sometimes diverge in ways that reflect the nation’s deepest partisan divides.
Hundreds of differences — some subtle, others extensive — emerged in a New York Times analysis of eight commonly used American history textbooks in California and Texas, two of the nation’s largest markets.
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12 days ago by rgl7194
We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the…
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14 days ago by davegullett
We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the…
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14 days ago by streicher
American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics.
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14 days ago by oripsolob
This is shameful Texas
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15 days ago by kev_nz
The books have the same publisher. They credit the same authors. But they are customized for students in different states, and their contents sometimes diverge in ways that reflect the nation’s deepest partisan divides.
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15 days ago by EMPD
RT : This article is soo good

Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories.
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15 days ago by kohlmannj
Textbooks tell a subtly different story depending on the region of the country they're targeted toward.
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15 days ago by jatstelnet
we’re geographically historically subjective now. seems not good.
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15 days ago by jeremydfranklin
Dana Goldstein:
<p>The books The Times analyzed were published in 2016 or later and have been widely adopted for eighth and 11th graders, though publishers declined to share sales figures. Each text has editions for Texas and California, among other states, customized to satisfy policymakers with different priorities.

“At the end of the day, it’s a political process,” said Jesús F. de la Teja, an emeritus professor of history at Texas State University who has worked for the state of Texas and for publishers in reviewing standards and textbooks.

The differences between state editions can be traced back to several sources: state social studies standards; state laws; and feedback from panels of appointees that huddle, in Sacramento and Austin hotel conference rooms, to review drafts.

Requests from textbook review panels, submitted in painstaking detail to publishers, show the sometimes granular ways that ideology can influence the writing of history.

A California panel asked the publisher McGraw-Hill to avoid the use of the word “massacre” when describing 19th-century Native American attacks on white people. A Texas panel asked Pearson to point out the number of clergy who signed the Declaration of Independence, and to state that the nation’s founders were inspired by the Protestant Great Awakening.

All the members of the California panel were educators selected by the State Board of Education, whose members were appointed by former Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat. The Texas panel, appointed by the Republican-dominated State Board of Education, was made up of educators, parents, business representatives and a Christian pastor and politician.</p>


You might think: America's a big place, it's as big as Europe, there are going to be differences. But where you have divergent pictures of a history of a single nation, you're going to create differences in how people view the country. That will then count when it comes to picking politicians and voting on laws.
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15 days ago by charlesarthur
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15 days ago by stephenfrancoeur
Pretty wild how different of a narrative you get with slightly different fact omission.
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15 days ago by UltraNurd
Jesús F. de la Teja
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15 days ago by PBR
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15 days ago by Nomad93
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15 days ago by acdha
We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the nation’s history.
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15 days ago by jellis
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15 days ago by rboone
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15 days ago by jordanrssmith
We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the…
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15 days ago by wahoo5
This is so good and so necessary.
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15 days ago by girma
We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the…
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15 days ago by mikerugnetta
Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories.
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15 days ago by andriak
split my life between these two states and this is just jarring to read
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15 days ago by AramZS