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The Real Irish American History Not Taught in Schools

World  (tags: Irish American, textbooks, corporate textbooks, British landlords, famine, Irish peasants, students, critical thinking, school )

- 9 days ago -
Todays corporate textbook producers are no more interested in feeding student curiosity about the poverty and inequality that drove the famine than were British landlords interested in feeding Irish peasants.


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Freya H (345)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 7:02 am
So much "education" in US schools is very dumbed-down. Why? So all the kids can get good grades.

99% of what I remember I learned outside of classrooms.

Donna T (0)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 7:12 am
thank you

Animae C (508)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 7:13 am
i have a fair understanding of it, mainly through my own research.
Thanx Sheryl

Animae C (508)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 7:16 am
A Happy St Paddy's to all ☘️ 💚

Victoria P (109)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 9:40 am
Noted with thanks Sheryl ~♥~

Colleen L (3)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 11:30 am
So true...Agree with Freya and Animae that we learn more on our own. Out classroom teaching was limited.
Thanks Sheryl

Sue H (7)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 12:04 pm
Sad that our education system continues to gloss over tragic history.

Kathleen M (210)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 1:00 pm
Grimly S&N. Thx for sharing Sheryl. Corporations are irredeemably evil!

Walter F (129)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 4:41 pm
Apart from briefly learning about it at school I learned from my family .My great grandmother came here as an orphan at age 16 as an assisted migrant .Her parents died in the famine.Sadly he life was cut short ,she died of tuberculosis at age 29.

Glennis W (393)
Monday March 18, 2019, 5:49 pm
Thank you for cqring and sharing Sheryl

Peggy B (43)
Monday March 18, 2019, 8:00 pm
The Catholic Irish were KKK targets until the 1930's. There is a lot of shameful history that should be taught lest it be repeated.

Ben O (135)
Wednesday March 20, 2019, 5:36 am
Will we EVER learn from history...???

Sheryl G (359)
Friday March 22, 2019, 6:20 am
Some people, such as your Great Grandmother Walter, lived such sad and tragic lives. Had policies been dealt with in a different way she would not have lost her parents, I imagine her health had also been compromised, hence the tuberculosis at a young age - that too could be taken care of today.
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