Why is it that science, math, reading, history and geography (the fundamentals) is becoming absent in American scholastic. Many point out how useless history based solely on the repeat of the forgotten wars ( those who do not know history are apt to repeat it). History, as it has always been taught is full of dates and events that bring no cohesive relations to the subject.
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
There is no conversation on why he sailed under the Flag of Spain and not under the Italian flag; and so discovered 'America'. Columbus sailing under the flag of Queen Elizabeth of Spain, who ruled the Italian houses of Milan under the Diet of Spain, (like the tail that wagged the Roman Dog under the Greeks in the Greco-Roman Empire. None of this is ever brought up about Columbus and the relations of Spain to Italy; like that of the relations between the Greeks and the Romans. Without such details history seems so damn boring it could put an insomniac to sleep. People learn by doing and when the subject is alive and not DOA with places, dates and faces.
Shakespeare slept here.