For some reason, my message was deleted from the Blog Post series titled", "Confederate Soldiers Served Too." Here it is again. Summary: the suggestion had been made that the Civil War was not being allowed to be taught in schools, a suggestion I found not only ludicrous, but prompted by a misunderstanding of a vague remark someone else had posted. Think of the telephone game -- galloping misunderstandings.
PS I do not monitor messages. Post what you wish.
Assisted by my guide-dog Google, I tried searching the words < Civil War taken out of classroom > and the only hit of interest was Sue's post here, at TW. It was no. 3. From a single blog post to urban legend in 24 hours. A new record.
I tried variations on those words. Nada. Snopes.com, the clearinghouse for urban legends large and small came up blank.
But of course you yourself never said that the Civil War had been 86'd from American classrooms. What you said was "which is one reason I can't stand that all of these things have been or are being taken out of the classroom." I'm not sure what "all these things" are, but now the no. 3 hit on Google is that the Civil War is not being taught in American school.
Of course, there are thousands of elementary, middle, etc., schools in the United States and no one can say with certainty what each one is doing on any given day with its curriculum. For all I know today there's a school somewhere teaching that the world is flat, or that employs a teacher who cannot define a dangling modifier, or that allows children at recess to play rugby. It's a big country.
Now, for the bright side. While stumbling about looking for evidence of the Civil War being hosed out of the schools and finding only the the original TW post that launched my search I did find hundreds of references to the Civil War being taught in schools, including this informative interview with James McPherson and other historians: