Originally Posted by t_roy
A lot of US history is portrayed quite inaccurately. Mostly the economic parts (wars being good for the economy) and parts about the government saving us (FDR) and what not. I'm sure there's tons more but that's my specialty so that's what I know for sure.
What makes anyone think that some random government official knows exactly what and how kids should be taught is beyond me.
I love it when people who have zero idea of what the dept of ed actually does say idiotic things like that last sentence. If you can name a single area or topic where any mysterious faceless gubmint official has dictated the curriculum, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
And I'm curious to know how your two examples aren't logically contradictory. If war is bad for the economy, and new deal social programs didn't end the depression, what magic did?