High school civics classes have taken a back seat in today’s reform movement (“The one class every American high schooler desperately needs to take,” New York Post, May 29). That’s a seriously mistake because the need for informed citizens has never been greater.
The problem is that teaching about the history of this country has become politicized to the point that students are not given a balanced account. Textbook adoptions, which form the basis for teaching the subject, rarely manage to present an honest picture of our failures and triumphs. As a result, students are shortchanged. Critical race theory will only exacerbate matters. That’s why I see little hope ahead.
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