- Emphasize the shared values and ideals that unite Americans of all ethnic and
cultural backgrounds and not just our differences. (Defuse multiculturalism)
- Correct factual errors. For example, teach the correct form of government for
the United States. It was founded as a republic, not a democracy.
- Correct omissions of important material. Expand coverage of Founding Fathers.
Add other important figures and the important roles of business, entrepreneurship
and our amazing history of inventiveness. Add the 2nd and 10th Amendments to
material on the Constitution.
- Emphasize the founding documents and principles that make our system of
government unique. Require students to read for themselves the founding
- Remove the false notion of global citizenship and assert the principle of
- Expand coverage of important figures in black history to include
entrepreneurs, businessmen, scientists, inventors and writers, not merely
entertainers, athletes and civil rights workers.
- Require the memorization of certain basic facts including the states and their
capitals; continents; oceans; major countries, cities, rivers and mountain ranges
of each continent; key figures, events, and dates in American history; approximate
dates of major world civilizations; the Pledge of Allegiance, national anthem and
- Teach B.C./A.D as the reference system for dates in customary and official use
in the United States since its beginning.
- Replace loaded or politicized terms and jargon with neutral words.
- Add material to balance negative and one-sided presentations. For example,
include human activity that can have a positive effect on the environment and
consider potential solutions through innovation.
Most of the above recommendations were incorporated to some extent in the final