Out of the mouths of babes...
April 27, 2008 2:51 PM Subscribe
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New Jersey high school student Matthew LaClair has been at the center of controversy
before, challenging his U.S. History teacher for proselytizing in class. He's in the news again, bringing attention to conservative bias
in his American history textbook.
His efforts have gained some response
, highlighting a trend that has been underway for some time. As pointed out by LaClair, his textbook is written by "James Q. Wilson, a well-known conservative academic, and John J. DiIulio, a political scientist and former head of President Bush's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
" The authors' political views are apparently quite evident in the textbook. Mr. LaClair's ACLU Scholarship Essay is here
, and an informal interview is here