“In other words,” noted Starnes in his commentary, students exposed to the book in high-school history classes “are going to be taught that President Trump is mentally insane and his supporters are a bunch of irredeemable deplorables. Such descriptions would be laughable, but this garbage is being shoved into the minds of impressionable American teenagers.”An advanced placement high-school history book aggressively critical of President Trump and his supporters is receiving new scrutiny, thanks to fresh exposure by Fox News commentator Todd Starnes and others.
Entitled By the People: A History of the United States, the history textbook published by Pearson Education and authored by New York University professor James Fraser was first introduced to classrooms in 2018. Its liberal, anti-Trump bias was discovered almost immediately in one of the book’s final sections, labeled “The Angry Election of 2016,” in which the author relates: “Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not very hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.”
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