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1 HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2011 10:32:57am

Va got a C. What disappointed me at least when I was in K-12 school six years ago and beyond was how the modern history was always rushed. I mean the format is good on paper. First part of American history is American history through the Civil War and then the second part is Reconstruction to the present but the problem is the post WWII era always feels rushed since it’s towards the end of the year when our standardized tests occur and those are heavily emphasised. I don’t blame the teachers for that though. In fact I had a lot of great history teachers who I am grateful for helping me love history.

2 Bubblehead II  Sep 28, 2011 4:08:44pm

Idaho got an F. Why am I not surprised. But California?

3 Decatur Deb  Sep 28, 2011 4:10:57pm

We (AL) got an A! (Home court advantage—SPLC is out of Montgomery.)

4 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sep 28, 2011 10:18:20pm

Along these lines: The NYTimes had a piece on this, today.

Students’ Knowledge of Civil Rights History Has Deteriorated, Study Finds

People know about MLK’s dream/content of character and Rosa Parks’s tired feet, and think they know something about the Civil Rights movement. People know eff-all about Civil Rights history, frankly.


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