Quote of the Day – Education Edition

“American students are less proficient in their nation’s history than in any other subject, according to results of a nationwide test,” the New York Times reported last year. “Most fourth graders [were] unable to say why Abraham Lincoln was an important figure.” The exam found 12% of high school seniors “proficient” in American history. — David Gelertner, The Wall Street Journal: The Friendly, Neighborhood Internet School

Tough to love, much less respect something you know nothing about.

And much easier to hate.

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