[caption id="attachment_66282" align="alignleft" width="225" caption=""If you don't know your past, you will not have a future," says Steven Paine, former state schools superintendent for West Virginia."][/caption]

Just 13 percent of high school seniors who took the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the Nation's Report Card, showed a solid grasp of American history, a new report shows.

The results, released June 14, showed the two other grade levels tested didn't perform much better, with just 22 percent of fourth-grade students and 18 percent of eighth-graders demonstrating proficiency.

The test quizzed...

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