“Don’t know much about history”…..

January 7, 2016 With E. D. Hirsh

……or geography or philosophy or how to read or write the language. That, says E.D. Hirsch, was the problem thirty years ago when he wrote “Cultural Literacy” and it is still the case for far too many American high school and college students. Last year, long after our original discussion of the great failure of American education, we discussed it again and found that cultural illiteracy still prevails.