Public Schools Declare Victory in the War on History
Reuters reports that less than a quarter of American school children demonstrate proficiency in American history. (Actually, the numbers are even worse than the lede suggests: only 20 percent of 4th graders, 17 percent of 8th graders and 12 percent of 12th graders performed at proficient levels on the history tests.)
This is no accident: teachers, administrators, textbook editors and those who design the public schools' curriculum have deliberately debased the teaching of history, with the goal of raising generations of Americans who lack the basic knowledge to understand American exceptionalism.
In fact, the numbers don't begin to tell the true story. American school children are tested upon a curriculum that elevates marginal figures such as Caesar Chavez, Harriet Taubman and Jesse Jackson, while knowing little or nothing about the Founding Fathers, other than that some of them owned slaves.
"He alone who owns the youth gains the future," Adolf Hitler proclaimed.
The liberal Fascists who've seized our education system heed his lesson well.