America’s history deficit is worrisome, says AMAC

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Particularly disturbing is the apathy among our kids regarding civics and history

WASHINGTON, DC, June 7 -- There are those who dismiss George Santayana’s claim that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  Among them was the late American author Kurt Vonnegut who is quoted as saying “we’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what.”

“Whatever the position on the need to know our nation’s history, the fact remains that a knowledge of how the U.S. came to be and the stories of those individuals who made it happen are essential if our children are to grow up to be reliably industrious citizens.  But the sad news is that too few of today’s schoolchildren take an interest in the lessons of history.  And now there is evidence that their big brothers and sisters are apathetic, at best, about our past,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

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