Friday, April 07, 2006


The California legislature is considering a proposal that would "require school textbooks to include lessons on how gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons have helped California develop." Now if you're not familiar with how California runs its education system you're probably asking yourself why this is an issue in the first place. Believe it or not, the California Government can decide what goes into a text book. As the article shows, this process opens itself to all sorts of rent-seeking organizations that want to get their version of history put into text books. I blogged about this phenomenon earlier.