Friday, July 08, 2005

U.S. History: Our Worst Subject? - Senate Hearings U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
A rather blunt title for a US Senate hearing. Is it all that bad? Witness Charles Smith gives the results of the National Assessment: Merely 10% of our High School seniors show proficiency in History. Three fifths (57%) scored below basic.

Among African Americans, fully 80% could not show even basic knowledge of our legacy.

How can things be this bad?

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