Obama can't urge kids to excel or make Christmas ornaments for the White House tree. THAT would be brainwashing.
But wingnuts can write textbooks. Cripes. Don't expect nary a hue nor a cry over this from the bleating teabaggers.
Salem Radio Network host and former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett's three-volume textbook series, America: The Last Best Hope, is available now for grades 8-12 through an exclusive deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The series also includes an interactive website, "The Roadmap," covering U.S. history. The books are available in text and e-reader editions, and curriculum applications have been developed by educators and history experts.
"History is our nation's schoolchildren's worst subject," Bennett said. "And yet the history of America is the greatest story of the modern era. It should not be boring, it should not be dumbed-down, and it should not be politicized. It is the story of a great experiment -- what Abraham Lincoln called a 'proposition.' It is the story of many noble efforts to live up to that proposition, sometimes failing, more often, succeeding. This great adventure is told the best way I know how, chronologically, excitingly, honestly. 'Once Upon A Time' can still be an invitation to our youth and there is no greater 'Once Upon A Time' than ours."
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt EVP Bethlam Forsa said, "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is excited to partner with Secretary Bennett and benefit from his unique experiences with education by distributing this ground-breaking new series."