Linda Salvucci: History is being crowded out of the daily school schedules in many states across the nation; only 12 minutes a week?

HISTORY BUZZ: HISTORY NEWS RECAP

History Buzz

Source: CNN, 6-17-11

This past week, we learned that American students are less proficient in the history of the United States than in any other subject. The New York Times reported that the National Assessment of Educational Progress released the results of a nationwide exam given to thousands of students. According to the results, most fourth graders couldn’t explain why Abraham Lincoln was important. Eighth graders couldn’t identify why American forces had an advantage over the British during the Revolution…READ MORE

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