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April 18, 2018
Wondering why so many are homeschooling their children?
We learned this week about a new U.S. history book, By the People: A History of the United States by James Fraser, being peddled to school districts. Specifically, the book raised a few eyebrows because of its explanation about the 2016 election. This is the story: The final section of the book, titled "The Angry Election of 2016," is highly critical of Trump. "Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not-very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters," Fraser wrote. Trump voters are described as "mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white" while the book uses the viewpoint of Clinton voters to describe Trump's supporters as fearful, backwards, sexist people who supported a mentally ill candidate. "Clinton's supporters feared that the election...(Read Full Post)