Thursday, May 26, 2005
Nothing But a Theory
"A political action group in the state of Kansas is applying pressure on the Kansas State Board of Education to ban any and all references to the twentieth century from school textbooks, a spokesman for the group confirmed today.
"The move to ban the twentieth century came up in a series of contentious school board hearings this week as the group loudly complained that the state’s current textbooks are rife with references to the controversial century, which they say may or may not have happened.
“'These textbooks state unequivocally that the twentieth century occurred, as if that were a proven historic fact,' said Gordon Lavalier, the group’s leader and spokesman. 'The simple truth is, the twentieth century is and has always been nothing but a theory.'”