Are American Teens Losing the Humanities?

A recent study sponsored by Washington, D.C.-based organization Common Core revealed that almost 20 percent of 1,200 American teens could not identify the American enemy in World War II, and more than 25 percent mistakenly believed that Columbus sailed to America after 1750. Half did not know whom Sen. Joseph McCarthy investigated. "It is easy to make light of such ignorance. In reality, however, a deep lack of knowledge is neither humorous nor trivial," said Lynne Munson, Common Core's...Full Story
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