At first, this might seem somewhat less worrisome. But in fact, if our students are failing to learn the very basics about what it means to be American -- which is a condition for good citizenship -- this is at least as fundamental a challenge for our country as our students technical skills.
With the 2014 elections just a few days away, many Americans are justifiably worried about the future of our country. They feel that America is on the wrong track in what has been a somewhat difficult year.
It's vitally important that young Americans learn American history. Our country’s strength has always come from being a “great melting pot,” a nation open to people from all over the world who want to become American.