Shortchanging the Future: The Crisis of History and Civics in American Schools

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on
LinkedIn
+

The collective grasp of basic history and civics among American students is alarmingly weak. Beyond dispiriting test results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress and other measures, poor performance in history and civics portends a decay of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for a lifetime of active, engaged citizenship.