Report: Students’ grasp of US history lags

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June 15, 2011
New York Times    
Posted in News, PND News

"US students are less proficient in their nation’s history than in any other subject, according to results of a nationwide test released yesterday, with most fourth-graders unable to say why Abraham Lincoln was an important figure, and few high school seniors able to identify China as the North Korean ally that fought US troops in the Korean War. 20 percent of fourth-graders, 17 percent of eighth-graders, and 12 percent of high school seniors demonstrated proficiency on the National Assessment of Educational Progress." [editor's note: It's hard not to see this as intentional, since dumbed-down serfs complain less; however, decanonizing America's Lenin is a good thing - SAT] (06/15/11)  

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