Erroneous history textbook 'Our Virginia' to be pulled from Fairfax schools

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Fairfax school officials have decided to pull a textbook in which historians have found dozens of errors.

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack D. Dale said that fourth-grade history will be taught using supplemental materials until errors in "Our Virginia, Past and Present" are corrected in a subsequent edition.

The Washington Post reported in October that the textbook included a controversial assertion that thousands of African American soldiers fought for the South during the Civil War. The assertion is often made by Confederate heritage groups but is rejected by most historians....

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