Report says U of Texas and A&M give students an incomplete view of American history
- According to a new report by the National Association of Scholars and the Texas Association of Scholars, the University of Texas and Texas A&M University are shortchanging students in their American history courses by focusing too much on race, class and gender and not enough on military, diplomatic, religious and intellectual affairs.
- The report--which analyzes the textbooks and other readings for 85 sections of freshman and sophomore American history courses from fall 2010--is titled “Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History?” and concludes that the situation is "far more problematic" at UT than at Texas A&M.
- The report deemed 78% of UT faculty and 50% of A&M faculty teaching the courses as "high assigners" of race, class and gender readings, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a non-profit with a conservative bent, held a news conference Thursday touting the report.
From the article:
American history courses at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University focus too much on race, class and gender and not enough on military, diplomatic, religious and intellectual matters, according to a new report. ...
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