For example, in the previous post in this series we noted that textbooks are not always promptly changed then reprinted when new scientific or other discoveries prove those textbooks to contain false information (The Appendix of Vestigial Textbooks - 2).
In general though, we can determine how inquisitive our institutions are by examining the realm of textbooks.
For example, physics has some major debates going (Quantum State Revisited, Quantum Theorem Shakes Physics) that will not make it into textbooks for a while.
The microbiology textbooks are going to go through some major changes (On The New Meaning of Human, Hypothesis: Microbes Generate Toxins of Power) in a short while.
But today, we focus on the Political Science 101 and Civics 101 textbooks.
Will the textbooks from those disciplines be updated to reflect the change in U.S. government, from a constitutional republic with a capitalistic economy, into a plutocracy with a plutonomy (The Homeland: Big Brother Plutonomy) or that feigned propaganda fills today's news conference of choice (The Chamber of Corruption)?
Will the textbooks eventually contain the stories of brutality against peaceful young demonstrators and peaceful elderly demonstrators alike in the Occupy movements (e.g. Occupy Davis, Occupy Seattle, or Occupy Wall Street)?