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Nothing much happened before 1877 anyway

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dixiehack, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    North Carolina considers putting high school history classes on fast forward.


  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Most of the damn history classes I had never got beyond the Civil War. It's not as though they don't teach that stuff in any other year in school.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Terrible idea.
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I heard about this from a Facebook status of a friend of mine. He's actually a senior in high school in Ohio.

    He and I both think it's one of the dumbest things we've heard in a while. For me, it's right up there with Kansas public schools teaching intelligent design.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I didn't know ESPN execs were on the state Department of Public Instruction.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I was surprised to learn that they already start at 1789. That's troublesome too, although pre-Colonial and Colonial-era history was always a drag on what was otherwise my favorite subject.

    The concept itself isn't bad. They just need an earlier class to cover what happens pre-1877.
  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Seriously, how many times do kids need to learn that George Washington was the father of the country and that Abe Lincoln freed the slaves?

    The damn White House press secretary didn't know what the Bay of Pigs invasion was. And she's young enough that I think that points to a slight flaw in the presentation of history curricula.
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Only North Carolina could be this stupid.

    Congratulations ... this will undoubtedly reinforce the belief that the South is still in denial of slavery and that the Civil War was never lost.

    Good freaking grief ...
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  11. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Currently in a graduate class called ... American History Since 1877.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I hate you. I was coming on here to make an ESPN crack.

    Oh well, well done, genius. :D :D :D
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