Highest School

American History

The U.S. government works very hard to protect its image. And part of that protection is raising a generation of children who can conceive of nothing but the federally approved version of the country's history. We believe that our children are smart enough to make up their own minds, and that they deserve to see both sides of even the most controversial issues.

Let's take the space program as an example. America is very proud of its reputation as a space-travel pioneer. Students are "taught" about how John F. Kennedy dedicated the country to putting a man on the Moon and about the Apollo space program that was put together to make this dream come true. But are they ever told that the dream may have been just that -- a dream? Of course not: That would be speaking against the party line!

There is significant reason to doubt that humans have ever set foot on the Moon. Consider the following:

Even if you are not convinced that the Moon landing was a hoax, this should at least be enough to give you pause. Why not let children hear both sides of this hotly debated topic and allow them to make up their own minds? Would that make the lives of teachers too difficult? Bring up too many hard questions?

It would be bad enough if schools limited their restrictions on the truth to the space program, but there are many areas of historical "fact" that experts call into question. For example:

There are many, many more examples we could cite, but what would be the point? Special interests have a hammerlock on history, and we have to tip it over and let the truth spill out.