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.
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October 04, 2010
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...
September 15, 2010
You've probably heard about Obama's back to school speech (transcript here, video here, our PK-12 blog post here). Steering clear of the controversy sparked by last year's speech, he urged students to dream big and write their own destinies, no matter how difficult their current circumstances may be...
September 01, 2010
The California legislature has approved a plan intended to prevent controversial new social studies standards in Texas from reaching Golden State classrooms.
August 19, 2010
School officials decline offer by local "tea party" to provide free copies of the U.S. Constitution to students.
August 09, 2010
More than a hundred school districts are getting federal aid to promote the teaching of American history.
July 05, 2010
One-quarter of Americans, and even more young adults, do not the country from which the United States gained independence.