Historical understanding defines people's very sense of what is thinkable and achievable...many have lost the ability to imagine a world that is substantially differnt from and better than what exists today. Peter kuznick
Study Finds ‘Troubling’ Lack of U.S. History Knowledge
Quoted by Peter Kuzinick and Oliver Stone
Many Americans know U.S. students’ test scores on subjects like math and reading are low. In civics, however, they’re appalling. On the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a respected, voluntary nationwide test, 22 percent of students test proficient in civics, and only 18 percent rate proficient in U.S. history.