Forty-two percent of adults identified a phrase popularized by the author of "The Communist Manifesto" as coming from one of America's founding documents.
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December 16, 2010
December 03, 2010
In face of earlier criticism, the final social studies standards require students to take two U.S. history courses covering all major periods.
November 09, 2010
Had enough talk about the election? Here are a few things to consider that have nothing to do with last week's events, all brought to you by teachers: • Revisit the question of whether social studies gets squeezed out of the curriculum by math and English language arts, since No Child Left Beh...
October 25, 2010
Recent papers and discussions explore high school students' weak skills in writing and research.
October 20, 2010
The assertion regarding African Americans is rejected by most historians.
October 04, 2010
In general, high school social studies teachers in the United States say students should learn to respect and appreciate their country, but know its shortcomings.
September 27, 2010
The Texas state board of education narrowly adopted a nonbinding resolution warning textbook publishers from promoting an "anti-Christian/pro-Islamic" bias in classroom materials.
September 24, 2010
The Texas resolution appeared to have the backing of at least several social conservatives on the state board of education.
September 17, 2010
The new Texas social studies standards are "for the most part conventional and inclusive," despite the controversy, an analyst concludes.
September 15, 2010
It's pretty well established by now that despite its nickname, the GED is not a "high school equivalency test." Young people who earn a General Educational Development certificate don't fare as well in earnings or in postsecondary education as those who graduate from high school. But now a new stu...