This is not somebody I want — to think this is great because we expand government. He was very much for expanding government and expanding on a national bank. And so on and so forth.
Is that covered? Are the students knowing that he was a true and blue politician? Are we really teaching about what happened, and not just a musical that shares vulgarity?
I just think we heave a responsibility to teach truth, to be careful what we put our name on and what we promote. Just because something is popular doesn’t mean we should just automatically jump on the bandwagon. We have a responsibility to our students to teach them the truth and this is what they’re begging for today.
With the social studies standards, I think it glosses over the true intent of history and the original intent of history and i think it’s incredibly important. I just want to be very cautious and make sure that history is taught correctly.