October 19, 2016, Intellectual Takeout — “Americans are Embracing Bad Government Because They Don’t Know History,” writes reporter Annie Holmqvist in today’s edition of IntellectualTakeout.org.
“Recent news has proudly informed us that U.S. graduation rates are rising. Unfortunately, rising grad rates don’t tell the whole story,” Holmqvist explains.
“If one truly wants to know how American students are doing in school, a look at the Nation’s Report Card might offer a better picture. Those numbers tell us that not even half of America’s high school seniors are proficient in any subject. The area they rank the worst in? U.S. History.”