This story is a week or two old at this point, but I just came across the summer reading list for Gene Ponder’s AP Government class at Spanish Fort High School in Baldwin County, Alabama:
What shocks me the most about this story is that Eddie Tyler, the Baldwin County School Superintendent, said his decision to pull the reading list had nothing to do with its conservative content. Apparently Ponder did not submit the list for vetting and approval before giving it to students.
If this is true, there is some serious educational malpractice going on in Baldwin County, Alabama. This list represents an attempt to indoctrinate students in a certain brand of conservative politics.
Frankly, this list would work very well in a college or graduate course on conservative politics in America. If I were teaching this course I would assign most of the books on the list as primary sources.