Article Title

States eye textbooks more carefully


Dave Pinkerton


The Redmond Spokesman



Reading Level

child, young adult


Redmond, Oregon


Darrell Wright, Chuck Logan, Bob Wininger

Photo Description

Photo 1: A drawing of a turkey and a textbook, Photo 2: A headshot of Bob Wininger, Photo 3: A drawing of a turkey and within it is a student reading and pilgrims walking out of the book

Photo Caption

Photo 1: Textbooks: Turkeys or the berries?, Photo 2: Bob Wininger, Photo 3: According to some textbooks, religion seems to play little part in American history.


Textbooks in Oregon are being looked at with a more careful eye. Darrell Wright is a member of the Oregon Textbook Commission and is one of six members who decide what books school districts can choose from. The article states how there are several books that are currently in fights as to whether they will be approved or not. The author, Pinkerton, then shifts focus onto history textbooks and how controversial subjects are treated in certain textbooks. The main issue that is addressed in the article is how some textbooks are removing any reference to God or religion when talking about the first Thanksgiving.


textbook censorship, textbooks, religion, thanksgiving

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