Education: Doubtful Remedy, Cont'd

The storm raised when the New York Times surveyed a group of college fresh men and found them incredibly ignorant of U.S. history (TIME, April 12) was spreading last week. Other newspapers perked up, took notice. Historians and educators praised or hooted the Times survey, offered various explanations of why U.S. students do not know much about their own country's history.

Only the Young? Apparently trying to determine whether all citizens are as ignorant of history as the Times's youngsters, the New York Daily News conducted a capsule test of its own, asked ten simple history questions of 42 people picked at...

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