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ACT! for American Newsletter on Texts books used in our schools

Posted on: March 21, 2012

This might interest you.  I of course have been blogging about these issues since beginning to blog as I had personal experience with text books I personally refused to use in my classroom because of the inaccuracies and  what I felt was bias treatment of some issues.  BB

March 20, 2012

Textbook analysis report
released today!

A special message from
Brigitte Gabriel, President,
ACT! for America Education

www.ACTforAmericaEducation.org

Dear Lew and Brenda,

It is with great delight that I announce to you that today we released “Education or Indoctrination? The Treatment of Islam in 6th through 12th Grade American Textbooks.”

ACT! for America Education Executive Director Guy Rodgers and I began discussing this project nearly four years ago. Today, that project is a reality—and I believe that one year from now you and I will look back on this as a truly historic accomplishment that helped change the course of education in America.

This report shines a bright light on a pattern of errors, omissions and bias in the textbooks reviewed. Our children deserve better. Our children deserve facts and accuracy, not historical revisionism.

To give you just one example of the errors our research uncovered, in discussing the 9/11 attacks, the textbooks typically fail to mention the perpetrators were Muslims or that they acted in the cause of Islamic jihad. In one book the terrorists are portrayed as people fighting for a cause. In just a few years after September 11th, the history of what happened on that tragic day was rewritten in our school textbooks. Omitting this vital information, that jihad was the motivation for the attacks, makes it difficult, if not impossible, for today’s young teens, who don’t remember 9/11, to really understand what happened that day—and why.

Please forward this email to anyone and everyone you know. Help us get the word out far and wide! Over the next few months we hope to wake up America to what this report has uncovered!

To access the report log on to www.ACTforAmericaEducation.org. Once there you will find the following:

  • The Executive Summary of the Report, which was mailed to over 70,000 state and local school board members nationwide;
  • The full Report;
  • Sub-reports, sorted by each textbook publisher;
  • A plan for taking action.

The few have always made a difference in this crazy, dangerous but wonderful world we live in. This is our time, those of us who “get it” and are concerned about the direction of our future, to come together and work together to make a difference for our country and our future generation.

I am honored to put my hand in yours and work with you to ensure our children receive the best historical education, and America remains the greatest and brightest nation on earth.


Brigitte Gabriel

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