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Some Arizona classrooms have 15-year-old textbooks

| September 9, 2015
Some Arizona classrooms have 15-year-old textbooks

PHOENIX (CBS5) – When sixth-graders returned to school in the Casa Grande Elementary district this fall, they were assigned social studies textbooks that contain no mention of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq, or the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American president in United States history.

The textbooks were published in 2000, which makes them 15 years old, and explains why so much important American history is left out.

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