This time it’s homeschool textbooks. Apparently, some feel that freedom of the press doesn’t include textbooks?
A quote from Jerry Coyne, an ecology and evolution professor at the University of Chicago: “I feel fairly strongly about this. These books are promulgating lies to kids”
Well, duh. His field is evolution, so naturally that is what he believes. Many other scientists believe that HE is ‘promulgating lies’ in his teaching. So it goes. This is part of our humanity–that we don’t agree on everything. If people like this have their way, think of the black market that will suddenly spring up for books that promote a God-centered viewpoint. Most homeschool publishers will have to go underground.
Thankfully, we’re not there yet. But I can’t help being a bit disturbed that it’s being talked about. Just like the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which would never be “fair” except to those who are in power, the censoring of textbooks could only be another step backwards for America.
It’s truly amazing the strides that our country has made in my lifetime. I have gone from the freedom to pray in public school as a child to having others try to keep me from teaching my own children about God. Freedom is definitely a fragile and elusive concept, easily lost.