Louisiana Charter School Textbook Teaches Rock Musicians Worship Satan, Hippies Immoral

| by Michael Allen

In 2012, the Louisiana school system began a voucher program that allows students to go to private schools on taxpayer money under the slogan of "parental choice."

However, some charter schools are being questioned over the lessons they're teaching and the school books they're using.

According to past reports by Mother Jones, Louisiana children are being taught that humans and dinosaurs walked the earth together, the KKK did helpful community organizing and dragons were real.

Now, Americablog reports that an eighth-grade history book entitled 'America: Land I Love' claims that hippies lived "immoral lifestyles" and "many of the rock musicians" practiced "Satan worship."

The textbook states:

Many young people turned to drugs and immoral lifestyles’ these youths became known as hippies. They went without bathing, wore dirty, ragged, unconventional clothing, and deliberately broke all codes of politeness or manners. Rock music played an important part in the hippie movement and had great influence over the hippies. Many of the rock musicians they followed belonged to Eastern religious cults or practiced Satan worship.

Amazingly, there is no mention that hippies protested non-violently to stop the Vietnam War and against racism.

In December of 2012, a state court declared the voucher program unconstitutional because it used public money to fund private enterprises. The state of Louisiana is appealing the decision.

Source: Mother Jones and Americablog