America’s Top Colleges Have Done Away With Teaching U.S. History
A new report from Fox News on the trend among liberal arts colleges to drop any requirement that students take U.S. history classes to earn a degree is to me a mixed bag. Sure it is outrageous that our schools are telling students that U.S. history isn’t important, yet, it’s probably good kids aren’t learning the skewed version of U.S. history they’ll likely get from our extremist, left-wing professors who hate this country.
For Fox News, Joshua Rhett Miller notes that U.S. history “doesn’t make the grade” at most of America’s liberal arts colleges. One school even allows students to replace U.S. history with a class called “The Rhetoric of Alien Abduction.”
Of the 29 top-ranked liberal arts colleges, only the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, and the United States Naval Academy requires a survey course in American history. One school, Claremont McKenna in California, requires U.S. history or economics but not both. Just two of those institutions require an economics course, and five require a survey course in literature, according to the report.
The report also pointed out that a poll of Americans found that 70 percent feel that colleges should require basic courses in math, science, economics, and U.S. history, yet many don’t.
“It’s time for students and families to take a hard look at what they’re paying for and what they’re going to get,” Anne Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, told FoxNews.com. “It’s possible to invest $250,000 in an education that ends in little intellectual growth, narrowed perspective and which qualifies the graduate for very little.”
All of this is, of course, a crime. We are graduating young people from colleges with useless degrees based on nonsense class like Wymins studies, gay studies, Rap Music studies, or such important classes as “The Rhetoric of Alien Abduction.”
During his State of the Union speech, President Obama again whined that we don’t spend enough money on college. But the fact is we spend too much. We spend too much in every respect all for educations that are the joke of the world.
But, there is another problem with brining our colleges back to requiring U.S. history, at any rate.
If we do, we are handing the teaching of U.S. history to people that hate the United States and will fill kids’ heads with that hatred. After all, that is why colleges have stopped teaching U.S. history in the first place. The school administrators and professor hate the U.S. and its history and just don’t want to be forced to teach it.
The solution is not to just start teach U.S. history again. If we do that we’ll just end up with hate-filled, left-wing professors indoctrinating students with anti-American rhetoric.
No, the solution is to eliminate leftism in our schools. We do that and proper U.S. history courses will naturally return to the forefront in our system of higher education because we’ll finally have people in places of power that love the United States of America enough to impart its history to students.
Warner Todd Huston
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