FYI, about Virginia History textbook controversy for 4th graders.
Here is one school's solution, sent today by Kathleen Quigley, the principal, to subscribers of a keep-in-touch service of the Franklin-Sherman Elementary school in McLean, Va., a close-in suburb of Washington, D.C. The message, mostly meant for the school's parents, had a few other news items which I've deleted.
I suspect this will be how this issue is being handled at other schools, as well.
"On another note, you may have read about some of the errors discovered in the new fourth grade social studies textbooks. Major inaccuracies have been discovered in the 4th grade Virginia history textbook, Our Virginia, Past and Present. There was media coverage of these errors during the past few months. Fairfax County Public Schools has decided to discontinue use of the printed edition of this textbook. Accuracy of content for our students is of the utmost importance. FCPS teachers have always used a variety of instructional materials and resources to teach 4th grade social studies. The publisher has promised to have a corrected online version of the text available for the rest of the school year providing accurate information that matches our curriculum requirements. We will be providing our 4th grade teachers with information about best practices for using online resources and for integrating these resources with existing materials. All our 4th grade students will continue to receive effective instruction in Virginia history."