Thursday, February 28, 2008

NY Times: Teenagers "Stunningly Ignorant" Of History and Literature

Fewer than half of American teenagers asked knew when the Civil War was fought, and one in four didn’t know when Columbus sailed to the new world.

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Ay, mi madre! We've got to get them reading!

1 comment:

  1. Funny that you should say that. I was speaking to some young people the other day and they couldn't tell me anything about the civil rights movement. It's a more recent event so I thought maybe they would have a clue.

    So I asked about MLK and Malcomn X and got answers that related to T-Shirts and a day off.

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