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The Crucible - Historical Wife Swap

What happens when a strict Puritan family trade places with a fun loving couple from the Restoration period? We'll find out when we tune in to this week's Hi...
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Rethinking Columbus Banned in Tucson

Rethinking Columbus Banned in Tucson | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"Imagine our surprise.  Rethinking Schools learned today that for the first time in its more-than-20-year history, our book Rethinking Columbus was banned by a school district: Tucscon AZ.  According to journalist Jeff Biggers, officials with the Tucson Unified School District ordered that teachers pull the book from their classrooms, evidently as an outcome of the school board’s 4-1 vote this week to abolish the Mexican American Studies program."

 

The battle over 'who's history' get's to be taught in public schools is an ongoing debate that likely will never truly be resolved.  What do you think about Tucson's decision?  What will this mean for their school district?  Who should decide what is in the curriculum?  At what scale should these decisions be made at?   

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