How McGraw-Hill publishes textbooks to teach kids bullshit

  • tj85016

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    Oct 05, 2015 4:17 AM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/04/living/mcgraw-hill-slavery-textbook-mom-complaint-feat/index.html

    who knows what other kind of crap they've published
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 05, 2015 1:44 PM GMT
    This is largely thanks to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs in Texas. Since when does one state dictate the content of textbooks for the whole US icon_mad.gificon_question.gif
  • Antarktis

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    Oct 05, 2015 2:20 PM GMT
    Not getting this...right at the beginning of the map they use for proof it says..."The Atlantic Slave Trade." Had it gone on to say employees, it would imply wages. 'Workers' is to broad a term to imply conditions.
  • tj85016

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    Oct 05, 2015 2:28 PM GMT
    ^^

    yeah, and to refer to those African people as "workers" and "immigrants" implies they voluntarily boarded wonderful British, French and Spanish ships and enlisted as slaves in South Carolina and Georgia
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    Oct 05, 2015 2:30 PM GMT
    bigger bad is they are still selling books
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    Oct 06, 2015 2:20 AM GMT
    Textbooks do not educate students, textbooks are just a tool. This is why it is important to have well trained educators in the classroom to address issues such as these when educating our students.

    Any educator that still just has students read from the textbook and complete worksheets everyday should probably reexamine their teaching practices.
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    Oct 06, 2015 3:06 AM GMT
    flatstate2010 saidTextbooks do not educate students, textbooks are just a tool. This is why it is important to have well trained educators in the classroom to address issues such as these when educating our students.

    Any educator that still just has students read from the textbook and complete worksheets everyday should probably reexamine their teaching practices.


    Well, uh, this completely skirts the issue. The textbooks are doughy pants loads. And since this state's textbook review board is coupled with a legislature that frequently cuts education funding because trickle down bullshit blah blah blah, our educators are underpaid, overworked and stuck with shittier supplies than their textbooks.

    So, yeah, let's lay this all at the educators' feet.
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    Oct 06, 2015 3:44 AM GMT
    I have a few books that I would like to re-write!!

    For starters....the bible.

    Big over haul needed there!!


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  • tj85016

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    Oct 06, 2015 3:44 AM GMT
    ^^

    educators are not underpaid, I know teachers in New Jersey and New York making $75,000 a year

    teachers make as much (and even more) than a ton of people in the US
  • Antarktis

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    Oct 06, 2015 1:28 PM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    yeah, and to refer to those African people as "workers" and "immigrants" implies they voluntarily boarded wonderful British, French and Spanish ships and enlisted as slaves in South Carolina and Georgia
    One would have to be an idiot to think they came across on the QE2.

    Didn't see the immigrant reference, but workers is still to broad a word.
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    Oct 06, 2015 1:36 PM GMT
    tj85016 saideducators are not underpaid, I know teachers in New Jersey and New York making $75,000 a year, teachers make as much (and even more) than a ton of people in the US
    Teaching is a junk profession, definitely not in it for the money, I know "African slaves" that make more in New Jersey
  • Antarktis

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    Oct 06, 2015 1:44 PM GMT
    Instead of saying: Warring African states sold each others people to westerners of largely European descent which set up the Middle passage, ending in expanding the institution of slavery."

    Try this version:

    During their tribal governments' relocation programs... African refugees were welcomed all over the Western world, and given new skills.

    Anything can be spun.
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    Oct 06, 2015 9:26 PM GMT
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    Antarktis saidNot getting this...right at the beginning of the map they use for proof it says..."The Atlantic Slave Trade." Had it gone on to say employees, it would imply wages. 'Workers' is to broad a term to imply conditions.


    Correct and the first thing I noticed about it. That little word "slave", so easy to miss. That slaves didn't work rather they labored, force labored, not worked.

    This is sort of micro-aggression bullshit, though I've no objection to emphasizing forced labor in this regard. But that needs to be qualified, not in the text, but overall, because really by this thinking we can no longer use the term sex worker for prostitutes because there's some new moral implication or an entirely new meaning to the word "work". That it's only work if you get paid? I wonder how that "works" in physics?

    [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_(physics)[/url]
    In physics, a force is said to do work if, when acting on a body, there is a displacement of the point of application in the direction of the force and payment comes with a decent benefits package plus perks.


    From here on out prostitutes will be referred to in textbooks for children as horny laboring, not simply as working for a living.

    Human trafficked sex workers who aren't simply working for a living but more accurately working for food, for shelter, working so as to not get killed, they will be known as forced immigrant laborers for the uncontrollably horny.

    While we're at it, all underpaid workers will no longer be called workers. They will be called exploited laborers. That includes all waiters, ticket booth people and lawyers who haven't yet made partner.

    Women in the workforce who'd rather be at the mall shopping will be called economically challenged, diverted laborers.

    Language is very important to publishing and as the OP title notes the purpose of publishing "text books (is) to teach kids bullshit". What better way to start than to substitute the word "slave" with the word "worker". Oh wait, no, that's not what they'd done. But good of them to clarify what they hadn't done.

    The world now is very much like the internet. Life imitating art. I say something. Then you say I said something else that I did not say. Then I have to come back and clarify what I did not say.

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    As to the so-called storied publisher, that's no longer the McGraw-Hill books we all grew up with, the division with its name having been sold in the last few years to, surprise, a private equity firm. So even the concept of the OP's critique that a supposed company whose books we read is no longer working, well, apparently that's now called laboring under delusion.
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    Oct 07, 2015 1:00 AM GMT
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    flatstate2010 saidTextbooks do not educate students, textbooks are just a tool. This is why it is important to have well trained educators in the classroom to address issues such as these when educating our students.

    Any educator that still just has students read from the textbook and complete worksheets everyday should probably reexamine their teaching practices.


    Well, uh, this completely skirts the issue. The textbooks are doughy pants loads. And since this state's textbook review board is coupled with a legislature that frequently cuts education funding because trickle down bullshit blah blah blah, our educators are underpaid, overworked and stuck with shittier supplies than their textbooks.

    So, yeah, let's lay this all at the educators' feet.


    You have to understand that I am a teacher, and a union member. Your statements are pretty true for Kansas. I know of many teachers that do not use the textbook to teach.