Same. I ran across it while randomly browsing Wikipedia several years ago.

This, among many other things, has caused me to lose a lot of faith in American education, particularly historical education.

I had the good fortune to be taught American History by someone who was wildly in love with it. (The kind of guy who found loopholes to bring muskets and old Civil War gear into school and turn his classroom into a museum.) He refused to assign us readings out of the state public school books; instead, he got us access to books that were written in Europe.

I could put the two books side by a side and the differences were appalling, even to my then-16-year-old mind.

Certain patterns became very obvious: For example, the differences between 'battle' and 'massacre' were based on who won, not what actually happened. Public school books don't go into what happened at Wounded Knee.

Each world war had an entire chapter devoted to their run-ups, and how America got involved. The public school books literally devoted a paragraph to World War I, with a single sentence mentioning some Austrian dude with zero context as to why America would care. World War II was basically half a page that went: something something AND THEN THE SLEEPING GIANT AWOKE. Like, really?

The American education system -- when it comes to history -- is a complete failure and is designed to brainwash kids into believing in "exceptionalism" to the point of not realizing we are not actually perfect and do need to work on ourselves.