It’ll be interesting to hear what he’ll say about what his own voucher school program is teaching in his home state of Louisiana. Politics USA citing an article in Mother Jones, reports Louisiana school children in school choice programs are being told that most slave owners were kind to their slaves and that the KKK are civic reformers.
Here are a couple of excerpts from test books used in the school choice program:
“A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well.”—United States History for Christian Schools, 2nd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 1991.”
“[The Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross. Klan targets were bootleggers, wife-beaters, and immoral movies. In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians.”—United States History for Christian Schools, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2001″