History is the most difficult subject to write K-12 standards for, and for one simple reason: the discipline is bursting with information. There’s not enough time, even over 13 years of public schooling, to teach students everything that is good to know in the subject. Of course, that doesn’t stop pundits and parents from protesting
It’s September and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for competing polls about what Americans think about public education. True to form, with all the asking — and in some cases, prodding — anyone can sift through the results and find support for their own agendas. Like charter schools? We’ve got that covered.