February 2, 2018

Why schools can't ignore history

Southern Poverty Law Center -In early December 2016, Teaching Tolerance contracted with Survey USA, a highly rated national polling firm, to conduct an online survey of 1,000 American high school seniors. We chose seniors because they have completed nearly 12 years of education, including U.S. history, which is mostly taken in the junior or sophomore years of high school. We asked them what they knew about the history of slavery,. The items were reviewed by university faculty who are subject-matter experts.

... The most shocking finding of this survey is that only 8 percent of high school seniors can identify slavery as the cause of the Civil War. Almost half of the respondents (48 percent) said tax protests were the cause.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is interesting, did the elites of the north really care that much about the working slaves everywhere? New York = Empire State.

Tough sell.

It seems fake news or fake history is on everyones mind.....