The Public Interest

Religion and Traditional Values in Public School Textbooks

Paul C. Vitz

Summer 1986

WHILE MEDIA ATTENTION has recently focused on efforts in California to reject some proposed public school textbooks because of their inadequate treatment of the theory of evolution, a different textbook dilemma has gone largely unnoticed. This is the bias against any mention, pro or con, of religion, of traditional family values, and of conservative positions in a variety of areas.

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