Entries by Jamie Gass

Fall River Herald News: Mass. students miss out on Native American history

Understanding the complexity our country’s Native American past requires knowing U.S. history. Preferring softer 21st century skills like “media awareness” and “systems thinking” to academics, the Patrick administration in 2009 postponed a requirement, starting with the class of 2012, that Massachusetts public school students pass a U.S. history MCAS test to graduate from high school.

Taunton Gazette: The history behind what Brown, Warren were fighting for

BOSTON — The campaign between U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren was probably the most closely watched U.S. Senate race in the country and inspired passion and participation among voters across Massachusetts. But far too many of the commonwealth’s students don’t understand what the U.S. Senate is or why this race was so […]

Lowell Sun: The Role of the US Senate Largely Unappreciated

BOSTON — The campaign between U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren was probably the most closely watched U.S. Senate race in the country and inspired passion and participation among voters across Massachusetts. But far too many of the commonwealth’s students don’t understand what the U.S. Senate is or why this race was so […]