And the textbooks that teach these and other mythical whims –even fallacies that promote racism – are trying to bust into schools at the cost of taxpayers.
That’s right – some folks want you and me to pay for these “institutional” texts, which are produced by A Beka Book and South Carolina’s own Bob Jones University Press, and under the premise of "school choice."
It should be bad enough that some far-right religious groups want children to believe these falsehoods, but it gets worse. The true intentions of these texts are not to promote the values or beliefs of any faith; they’re only to benefit a corporatist bend in government, and by tricking children (tomorrow’s voters) into ignoring factual circumstances that can savagely detriment the world as we know it.
Rachel Tabachnick, a researcher who focuses on the political tricks of Christian Zionism and the Religious Right, teamed up with Talk To Action cohort Bruce Wilson to compile a video detailing how “the textbooks in these series teach young earth creationism; hostility toward other religions and other sectors of Christianity, including Roman Catholicism; and a biased version of history that is often factually incorrect.”
Below is a five-minute preview of the in-depth research; you can see the entire 34-minute video by clicking here.