Textbook Alert was created as an independent think tank to identify and review textbooks and teaching materials for slanted, biased, and/or inaccurate information on Judaism, the Holocaust, and biblical and modern Israel; to examine the growing coverage of Islam in our textbooks to see if its presentation is sanitized, stylized or in violation of the separation of church and state in what it says or recommends as activities; to understand and counter the impact of agenda-based Islamist or pro-Islamist organizations; to identify and counter the negative influences of multiculturalism; to address the deliberate minimalization of the contributions of various ethnicities and cultures to world and American history; to work with publishing houses to correct inaccuracies, slant and bias in all of these areas; and to work with state and local school authorities in the textbook selection and adoption process to insure that the textbooks selected fairly reflect current historical scholarship and opinion.