America's Educators Rewriting World War II History
Carter, Julie, VFW Magazine
In the age of political correctness, it is growing more difficult to decide what items should be cut from educational materials and what truths to put in their place.
Porter Crow was taken aback by what he read in the pile of high school textbooks surrounding him.
"It wasn't like this at all," said Crow, a professor at Barry University and a WWII veteran, to the Palm Beach Post. "This isn't history. It's wishful thinking."
He was referring to the emphasis on women and minorities in American history, especially during WWII.
A sentence reading "All shared equally the risks of battle" is one of the passages that caught Crow's attention. The line in the …
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Publication information: Article title: America's Educators Rewriting World War II History. Contributors: Carter, Julie - Author. Magazine title: VFW Magazine. Volume: 91. Issue: 7 Publication date: April 2004. Page number: 34. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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