02 Sep Reader Poll: “How closely do you monitor the content of your children’s textbooks?”
How closely do you monitor the content of your children’s textbooks?
This is how our readers responded:
8 Percent Never look at them
8 Percent Only if a child points something out
84 Percent Monitor very closely
As this school year begins, the results of this poll should give all of us hope. If parents are, indeed, monitoring their children’s textbooks, we have reason to believe that much of the nonsense, false information, and downright dangerous dogma can be caught early enough to prevent the indoctrination of our children.
The fact that this poll question did not receive the usual number of responses, does leave us wondering why. Was it just not an interesting question, or was there a bit of reluctance to answer because parents felt some guilt about not monitoring their children’s textbooks? We hope that the mere asking of the question will spur parents on to either continue the monitoring or spur those that aren’t monitoring, to begin.
This is one of those things we absolutely have to give attention to.