Our Schools Ignore U.S. History at Our Peril

Our Schools Ignore U.S. History at Our Peril
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About 25 years ago, as a member of the Massachusetts Senate, I co-authored the Massachusetts Education Reform Act. Drafting a complex bill with such far-reaching consequences requires significant compromise, but one thing my counterparts in the House of Representatives and then-Gov. Bill Weld all agreed upon was the importance of educating students about our nation's history.

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