Guyer High School in Denton, Texas has been found to be using educational material that rewrites the 2nd Amendment. The administration for the school has essentially rejected inquiries about the revision, saying that the material in question is “supplemental”, a summary statement and that teachers and staff in the school district are aware of this and disseminate the correct information on the 2nd Amendment.
Actual 2nd Amendment – “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The summary statement – “The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”
The school district responded to a request for clarification from Gun Nuts Media and had this to say.
The main history book utilized in the Advanced Placement U.S. History classes for juniors in Denton ISD is titled: American Pageant. This is a history book that has had a strong reputation for historical facts for many years. The American Pageant, the official textbook, gives the exact Bill of Rights.
The book in question, U.S. History: Preparing for Advanced Placement Exams, is a supplemental instructional aid and not the official textbook for any history classes. In this supplement, it states – above the amendments – that the following is a “summary statement.” The teachers and staff are aware of this “summary statement” and are teaching the amendments from the classroom textbook, American Pageant.
The only approved textbook for these classes is American Pageant. All other materials are “supplemental.” Please be assured that Denton ISD history teachers are disseminating the correct information on the Second Amendment.
This “supplemental” material may not be used as an approved textbook but clearly, it has been distributed to students and they are reading it. You’ll have to pardon my pessimism when it comes to public education but if I was a parent of a student in the Denton school district I would not trust the teachers to disseminate the correct information after they knowingly disseminated incorrect information in print. Calling it “supplemental” material instead of from an “approved textbook” is a bureaucrats way of saying they know it is wrong but will do nothing about it. I cannot help but wonder how many other schools around the country are using this bogus material and also what other false information it contains. In the picture below which shows the page in question I also notice that on the 1st Amendment this “supplemental” material includes the phrase “separation of church and state.” That phrase is not in the Constitution and is another instance of this material being false and misleading. I’ve read time and time again that public schools have essentially morphed into brainwashing institutions where students are indoctrinated with liberal ideals. When I see things like this I can’t help but think there might be something to that.