Comment of the Day

Reader: Don't Whitewash History -- Because It's Already Been Whitewashed Plenty

Our post about the Jefferson County School Board's decision to approve a controversial history curriculum committee despite vocal public outcry inspired readers with a wide variety of viewpoints to weigh in on the move. This one uses a vivid phrase to make her point.

See also: Jeffco School Board OKs Controversial History Committee Over Vocal Protest, Critics Explode

Jennifer Barrow Noailles writes:

This should not be a left v. right issue. The concern is the whitewashing of history, which is already whitewashed enough. I agree that the voters are responsible for this. But creating an ethnocentric curriculum does not serve us well.

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