If I was a state governor, I'd pay the faculty of my state universities create textbooks for my k-12 curriculum. Instead of paying royalties to large publishers, my faculty would be better paid.
Ok. There is a Civics instructor at a local college here who requires his students to purchase his book for his class. His views about how the government should be run are all throughout the book. His bias is very, very liberal. He has been known to fail people who do not write papers conforming to his views. You are advocating that he should indoctrinate our children? I prefer to let them make up their own minds.
Who says that it is necessarily fake? While you, or I, may not agree with it, in part or whole, it still seems to be a part of history. History has been, and will be, biased towards the people in power. Many things I have read since I graduated high school have challenged what I was taught in school. Incidentally, I went to school in Texas, learning the curriculum you would prefer they stay with. That is not to say that what I learned was "wrong", but that important details were left out. Of course, when teachers are teaching a standardized test, and their pay, and even continued employment, are tied to that test, real teaching can not be done.
Your complaint with the educational system should be taken up with the people that instituted it: the people who decided that every kid, regardless of level of intelligence has the inalienable right to the same education. Unfortunately, the kid with an IQ of 80 and the kid with the IQ of 140 should not be even in the same school, but that is mandated out of Washington.
. . . they become complacent about safety and that 1 in a million mistake ends up biting them in the ass . . .
If you are complacent enough around a table saw that your ass comes in contact with the spinning blade, you deserve what you get.
"But what we need to know is, do people want nasally-insertable computers?"