Historic Ignorance Imperils America

Do we have to include history – the world’s as well as our own – on the FCATs in order for it to become the curricular priority it should be? What we don’t know about our own country and how we relate – or don’t – to the rest of the world is already costing us dearly.

How many more polls — showing that college students rank John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan above George Washington – will it take? How many more map-mesmerized high schoolers not being able to find Georgia? Either one.

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