US rightists rewrite US history

Not Satisfied with US History, Some Conservatives Rewrite It
Thursday 01 April 2010
by: Steven Thomma | McClatchy Newspapers

Washington – The right is rewriting history.

The most ballyhooed effort is under way in Texas, where conservatives have pushed the state school board to rewrite guidelines, downplaying Thomas Jefferson in one high school course, playing up such conservatives as Phyllis Schlafly and the Heritage Foundation and challenging the idea that the Founding Fathers wanted to separate church and state.

The effort reaches far beyond one state, however.

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