David McCullough, the kick-off speaker to our 2011-2012 season was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal this past weekend. Following the release of the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress, McCullough had a few comments on what makes the youth of America "historically illiterate" and some ideas on how to change it.
He says that we've been teaching history poorly. He blames teachers, methods, and textbooks, but also notes that "Teachers are the most important people in our society."
To find out what else McCullough said, including a look into the reasons he wrote his new book, "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris", please click here.