Bill Bennett (a living national treasure, in my opinion),Â has an important essay up over at NRO Online regarding the appalling failure of our education establishment to teach real American history.
Â Here’s a tidbit:
McCullough is right, and it is a double tragedy: a) our children no longer know their countryâ€™s history and b) the story they do not know is the greatest political story ever told. It is not our childrenâ€™s fault. Our countryâ€™s adults are expected to instill a love of country in its children, but the greatness and purpose of that country are mocked by the chattering classes: Newspaper columns and television reports drip with a constant cynicism about America while doubts about her motives on the world stage are the coin of the realm. Too many commentators are too ready to believe the worst about our leaders and our country, and our childrenâ€™s history books â€” and even some of the teachers â€” close off any remaining possibility of helping children learn about their country.
Read the whole thing here.