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The Language Police/Textbook PC
Aired 12/4/2003

Are textbooks publishers dumbing down what children learn in school? Some critics say that what began in the 1970ís as a well-meaning attempt to eliminate words and images that were demeaning to women and minority groups has resulted in censorship. Do bias and sensitivity guidelines now rob textbooks of the richness of human experience? How widespread is this practice? What is it doing to youngsters?
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  Diane Ravitch
    Research Professor of Education at New York University

Originally Aired: 6/12/2003

   
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Social Policy with Karl Zinsmeister
  aired 6/15/2006
Is There a Worm in the Apple?
  aired 10/7/2004
Changing Our Schools
  aired 9/5/2002


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