Monday, July 4, 2016

Most top colleges do not require history majors to take U.S. history & New College-Prep Curriculum Paints U.S. History in Horrific Light

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As Americans mark Independence Day, a time to remember and honor the nation’s founding, a new report reveals that most top U.S. colleges view teaching students how and why this country was founded as nonessential – even for history majors.

Fewer than one-third of the nation’s leading universities require history majors to take a single course in U.S. history, according to “No U.S. History? How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major.”

The report, recently published by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, warns that the results are seen in today’s young people, who often show ignorance of historical facts and are willing to give up constitutional freedoms: “Historical illiteracy is the inevitable consequence of lax college requirements, and that ignorance leads to civic disempowerment.”

ACTA, an independent, nonprofit organization that works to uphold academic freedom, excellence and accountability, found in its survey that only 23 undergraduate history programs at U.S. News & World Report’s top 76 universities require any type of U.S. history course.



  1. This is by design. It is much easier to sell the cultural Marxist world view, if your students are ignorant of their own history and culture. Again death to tyrants.