Advanced displacement

There’s this guy at a large Alabama high school who teaches AP (Advanced Placement) Economics and Government/Political Science. He has a summer reading list from which the students are supposed to choose one. Maybe they all have to read the separately listed John Stossel one? Not clear.

2014-2015: Summer Reading

No They Can’t: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed, John Stossel


•1.  SuperFreakonomics, Steven Levitt & Stphen Dubner

2.  Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions, Michael Savage

3. The Political Zoo, Michael Savage

4. The Enemy Within, Michale Savage

5. The Dynamics of Working-Class Politics, Michael Savage

6. Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security,  Michael Savage

7. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto,  Mark Levin

8. Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, Mark Levin

9. End the Fed, Ron Paul

10. Race & Economics:  How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination,  Walter Williams

11. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal, Robert Murphy

12. Who Killed the Constitution?, Thomas Woods & Kevin Gutzman

13. FairTax: The Truth,  Neal Boortz & John Linder
14. Flat Tax Revolution, Steve Forbes
15. Glenn Becks Common Sense, Glenn Beck
16. Guilty:  Liberal “Victims” and their Assault on America,  Ann Coulter
17. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism, Christopher Horner
18. 48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned in School), Larry Schweikart
19. Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation, Ronald Reagan
20  It’s OK to Leave the Plantation: The New Underground Railroad, C. Mason Weaver
21. The MAGIC of Gun Control and The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope, Sheriff Richard Mack
22. Libertarianism In One Lesson – New 9th Edition, David Bergland
23. The Land of Fair Play, 3rd Edition, Geoffrey Parsons
24.  America’s Providential History, 3rd Edition, Stephen McDowell
25. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, James Loewen
26. The Everything American Government Book, Nick Ragone
27. God & Government, Chuck Colson
28. On Two Wings, Kerby Anderson
29. Black Rednecks and White Liberals, Thomas Sowell
30. Climate of Corruption: Politics & Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax, Larry Bell
That’s just a bizarrely inappropriate list for a high school course. It’s a bunch of polemical hacks instead of serious scholarly work. I would consider it inappropriate even if the hacks were all lefty. AP exams are serious, and this pile of dreck is not what AP students need. His list for this year is no better.
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Don’t they have any administrators at that school?

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