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Links re. anti-Christian Bias in Public School Textbooks

Below are two links to help you learn more about the comments made by Marshall Fritz during his interview on Point of View October 3, 2005:
Who is Censoring Whom in Public Schools
Christians should be concerned about what's in textbooks today.
by Dr. K. Alan Snyder
Published in the editorial and opinion page of the Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, IN (5 Sep 1993)

A significant instance of bias against religion was a text that had 30 pages on the Pilgrims, but not one word that even mentioned their religion. Vitz relates, "One mother whose son is in a class using this book wrote to say that he came home and told her that 'Thanksgiving was when the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians.' The mother called the principal ... to point out that Thanksgiving was when the Pilgrims thanked God. The principal responded by saying, 'that was her opinion'-the schools could only teach what was in the books!"
About Dr. Snyder:
Paul Vitz' book on (used only)
Censorship: Evidence of bias in our children's textbooks (Paperback)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

This study of contemporary elementary social studies texts and basal readers and high school American history textbooks concludes that religion, traditional family values, and conservative political and economic views have been systematically eliminated from public school textbooks. Vitz (Psychology, New York Univ.) blames a "widespread secular and liberal mindset" within the educational establishment. Vitz cites texts that do not feature women as homemakers, lack patriotic spirit, do not promote free enterprise, and ignore movements such as tax revolt. He recommends tax support for private schools, to help equalize resources. While this conservative tract may interest general readers as well as educators, the classic analysis of school textbooks remains Frances FitzGerald's America Revised ( LJ 9/1/79), a more balanced, better written book. Patricia Smith Butcher, Trenton State Coll. Lib., N.J. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.