America’s Top Colleges Have Done Away With Teaching U.S. History

A new report from Fox News on the trend among liberal arts colleges to drop any requirement that students take U.S. history classes to earn a degree is to me a mixed bag. Sure it is outrageous that our schools are telling students that U.S. history isn’t important, yet, it’s probably good kids aren’t learning the skewed version of U.S. history they’ll likely get from our extremist, left-wing professors who hate this country.

For Fox News, Joshua Rhett Miller notes that U.S. history “doesn’t make the grade” at most of America’s liberal arts colleges. One school even allows students to replace U.S. history with a class called “The Rhetoric of Alien Abduction.”

Of the 29 top-ranked liberal arts colleges, only the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, and the United States Naval Academy requires a survey course in American history. One school, Claremont McKenna in California, requires U.S. history or economics but not both. Just two of those institutions require an economics course, and five require a survey course in literature, according to the report.

The report also pointed out that a poll of Americans found that 70 percent feel that colleges should require basic courses in math, science, economics, and U.S. history, yet many don’t.

“It’s time for students and families to take a hard look at what they’re paying for and what they’re going to get,” Anne Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, told FoxNews.com. “It’s possible to invest $250,000 in an education that ends in little intellectual growth, narrowed perspective and which qualifies the graduate for very little.”

All of this is, of course, a crime. We are graduating young people from colleges with useless degrees based on nonsense class like Wymins studies, gay studies, Rap Music studies, or such important classes as “The Rhetoric of Alien Abduction.”

During his State of the Union speech, President Obama again whined that we don’t spend enough money on college. But the fact is we spend too much. We spend too much in every respect all for educations that are the joke of the world.

But, there is another problem with brining our colleges back to requiring U.S. history, at any rate.

If we do, we are handing the teaching of U.S. history to people that hate the United States and will fill kids’ heads with that hatred. After all, that is why colleges have stopped teaching U.S. history in the first place. The school administrators and professor hate the U.S. and its history and just don’t want to be forced to teach it.

The solution is not to just start teach U.S. history again. If we do that we’ll just end up with hate-filled, left-wing professors indoctrinating students with anti-American rhetoric.

No, the solution is to eliminate leftism in our schools. We do that and proper U.S. history courses will naturally return to the forefront in our system of higher education because we’ll finally have people in places of power that love the United States of America enough to impart its history to students.

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Posted by on January 29, 2014.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • SteveCrickmore075

    By the time they get to college, it is probably too late or depressing to teach them any history, (where would you begin with their lack of general knowledge) unless the students can see profitting from it, as part of their specialization, for their degree.

    • Retired military

      “unless the students can see profitting from it, as part of their specialization, for their degree.”
      Yep the alien abduction classes that they are taking sure are helping them make a living.

      • jim_m

        Yep. There are legions of idiotic classes for people to waste their time and money on

        there’s –

        “Surfing and American Culture” from Boston University

        “Puppetry” and “Staging American Women: The Culture of Burlesque” at Emerson College

        “Anime as Global Pop Culture” and “HBO’s The Wire and its Contribution to Understanding Urban Inequality” at Harvard

        And the list goes on at the link. America’s universities have long ago ceased being serious institutions of learning and have devoted themselves to sucking at the teat of government.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    All part and parcel of the steep decline into Idiocracy. And it’ll get far worse as time marches on. The tenured Hippie demographic dominating today’s campuses will over the next decade or so go senile, in addition to their current mental disorders of leftism. The crop of current liberal arts students and recent graduates, who’ll become the next wave of tenured academics, are the dumbest and loopiest people in history. If the Millennial generation was a house it’d be condemned, razed to the ground and then paved over. They have no chance in hell.

  • GarandFan

    Those that don’t remember history are condemned to repeat it.

    Just look at King Barack the Magnificent.

    • Phil Snyder

      Those who do know history are also condemned to repeat it as those who don’t know history won’t listen to those who do and keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. “This time, high taxes and high regulations will create jobs and improve society as a whole.”