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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    At my school, my history teacher made it an assignment to pick out 4 articles a week that we were interested in. Seems it should be a daily assignment for all students.

    • LaDonna Barnes

      Amen. I remember having to do that weekly. I guess not having children and being out of high school has taken me out of the loop. I am so surprised at the way things have changed and I only graduated 5 years ago.

  • Fera Schoen

    This is depressingly accurate. When I was in high school (graduated 2007) the only 'current events' we learned about took place in the late 80s: the information was significantly scattered and disconnected, and we weren't tested on it anymore than we were tested on our understanding of the events and protests of the Vietnam war (which, to be clear, we were not tested on at all).

    If America wants informed citizens, we can't treat WWII as a stopping point for history students. For one thing, that was sixty years ago, and, for another, the values that time espouses are directly counterproductive to values being held now (like the subjugation of minorities, the belief in endless growth/consumption, and implementation of war as the sole force powerful enough to sustain a gluttonous economy and ruthless military).

  • NotUR concern

    This is good, also disturbing...