Education: Sad Story

Ghosts of rum-tippling, slave-swopping Early Americans arose last week, as Evolution has often done to plague contemporary pedagogy. To the School Board of Franklin. Pa. had been recommended a new textbook for the seventh and eighth grades—Socialized History of the U. S. by Charles Van Nest and Henry Smith. The board read the book, was divided in its opinion. Especially objectionable seemed two passages:

"During the ijth Century the people of Europe did not drink water as a beverage as we do today. When they came as colonists to the New World...

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