May 25, 2005

Borowitz: Group Seeks Ban of Twentieth Century

Filed under: Random Stuff — Bob Gifford @ 8:31 am

From Andy Borowitz:

GROUP SEEKS BAN OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FROM KANSAS SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS

Last Century ‘Just a Theory,’ Activists Say

A political action group in the state of Kansas is applying pressure on the Kansas State Board of Education to ban any and all references to the twentieth century from school textbooks, a spokesman for the group confirmed today.

The move to ban the twentieth century came up in a series of contentious school board hearings this week as the group loudly complained that the state’s current textbooks are rife with references to the controversial century, which they say may or may not have happened.

“These textbooks state unequivocally that the twentieth century occurred, as if that were a proven historic fact,” said Gordon Lavalier, the group’s leader and spokesman. “The simple truth is, the twentieth century is and has always been nothing but a theory.”

If the group gets its way, starting in the fall of 2005 Kansas students would be taught from newly reconstituted history books that end in the year 1899

Aren’t these history books already being used by some home schoolers?

1 Comment

  1. Great post!

    I love to read Borowitz and I get his daily column emailed to me. Sometimes he hits the nail directly on the head (Like this post!)

    Peace,

    Mike

    Comment by Dr. Mike Kear — May 25, 2005 @ 11:06 am

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