Sunday, February 19, 2012

American History and Public High School Students

See this Sad Video: High School students can’t answer basic Civics questions

Every so often these types of videos pop up, but this video is one of the more stunningly sad you’ll ever see in this genre. From thinking the Vice President of the United States is Bin Laden to naming a country that starts with the letter U (‘Europe?’) this video is shocking – namely because these are the kids who will one day be running America. Scary.

“I think there’s a problem in this nation. We keep talking about we’ve got to fix our schools. No, no. We have to have a real frank conversation with what our schools are really like,” Glenn said. ” This is from Washington State. This is one of the students saying, what I wanted to do is I wanted to see if — how dumb my fellow students were. Did anybody have any idea about American history at all?”

Why aren't students learning history?

Watch this vimeo to learn why. See the documentary!

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