In Venezuela, state-issued textbooks boost socialist projects while teaching math and history

January 7, 2015 4:15 AM

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In Venezuela, state-issued textbooks boost socialist projects while teaching math and history

In this Dec. 11, 2014 photo, public school students draw after class in Caracas, Venezuela. As children head back to school after winter break, many Venezuelans remain outraged over texts that treat the founder of a deeply divisive socialist revolution with the sort of reverence U.S. textbooks reserve for George Washington. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) (The Associated Press)

In this Dec. 11, 2014 photo, a public school student helps her teacher return government provided textbooks to the library after class in Caracas, Venezuela. Bolivarian textbooks introduced in 2011 include history traditionally left out of grade school education, and tie lessons to real-life example...

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