Kenai school district replaces history book after complaints



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KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school district is replacing an eight-grade history textbook that some educators say is politically biased.

The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/1JKyImw ) that Prentice Hall will provide the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District with copies of "American History: Beginnings through Reconstruction" to replace "America: History of Our Nation, Beginnings through 1877."

A speech pathologist for the district and mother of three children who graduated from the schools filed a request for reconsideration of the original textbook in February 2014.

She says the book is "highly prejudiced," blatantly political, includes religious perspectives and contains many inaccuracies.

The company is replacing the books for free because some copies of "America: History of Our Nation, Beginnings through 1877" sent to the district were the wrong edition.

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Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion, http://www.peninsulaclarion.com

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