Tennessee tea partiers lay out their demands to state legislators about what should and should not be taught in public schools, including:
“No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”
For Tennessee, does that mean sanitizing Andrew Jackson’s role in the Seminole Wars? Or maybe it just means we have to go back to referring to Shiloh as a tragic loss for the Confederacy at the hands of that devil Grant.
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