"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Scholastic and The Path to Classroom Propaganda

ABC calls it docudrama--Scholastic call it historical. With ABC's "generous support," Scholastic plans to dish Teacher Guides for the right-wing propaganda piece, The Path to 9/11, to thousands of teachers. Media Matters has the story:

ABC and Scholastic release skewed Path to 9/11 "Discussion Guide" for high school teachers to assign to students
In conjunction with the ABC miniseries The Path to 9/11, Scholastic and ABC have released a "Discussion Guide for the Classroom" aimed at high school teachers nationwide to "[e]ncourage your students and their families to watch The Path to 9/11 and use the accompanying" discussion guide as part of their lesson plan. A Media Matters for America review of the material finds it to be rife with conservative misinformation. Read More

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