North Carolina Schools May Cut Chunk Out of U.S. History Lessons
He may be the president who governed during the Civil War, freeing the slaves, but under a new curriculum proposal for North Carolina high schools, U.S. history would begin years after President Lincoln, with the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.
State education leaders say this may help students learn about more recent history in greater depth.
"We are certainly not trying to go away from American history," Rebecca Garland, the chief academic officer for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, told Fox News. "What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it, where they see the big idea, where they are able to make connections and draw relationships between parts of our history and the present day."...
Schools so sanitize US history (whether out of expedience or a desire to appease the willfully clueless Right & Left), no wonder few schoolchildren seem to retain any interest in or knowledge about the subject
Too bad, for there's lots of juicy, soap-opera stuff in our past; much depravity, but some nobility. There was James Wilkinson, a very bad American role model. Or how about the Petticoat Affair as an example of an early Washington scandal that distracted the President for over a year? Or more seriously, I recall minimal attention being paid to how British politics & policies affected our colonial history, or the divisions in Parliament over the Revolutionary War.