Education: Salutes v. Facts

"General Motors presents the Parade of the States!" is the announcement which opens a weekly radio broadcast.* Excerpts from last week's program:

"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen of the radio audience, this is Graham McNamee. Last week the Parade of the States took us to Ohio. This evening Georgia."

"In the year 1733, a fleet arrived at the mouth of the Savannah River; and presently back home in London trustees of a new venture heard with joy that the flag of England had been raised over the Royal Colony of Georgia."

(March from Handel's Water...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!