The New York Times reports that as American schools honor Constitution Day by offering educational programs related to the U.S. Constitution, there is evidence that most U.S. students are not getting a sufficient education in the nation's history. Only 11 percent of 12th graders are deemed proficient in their knowledge of U.S. history, and a 1998 survey found that more young Americans could name the Three Stooges than could list the three branches of government. One person who has noticed the declining attention paid to history is the executive director of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. "We see it every...

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