According to the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress, however, only 12 percent of high school seniors were proficient in history. That means most college students lack the knowledge even to begin developing the ”nuanced and comprehensive view of the past and the dynamics of historical change” with which Grossman and Carey credit social history. The New York Times reported that only 2 percent of high school seniors could identify the issue involved in Brown v. Board of Education. By the way, the question included a quote from the decision. (Emphasis mine.)
Just more evidence history teachers are failing in their most important responsibility. What an unmitigated disaster. And they want to tell the masses how to analyze and interpret history? Right.
Much of this is pushing the continuing growth and phenomenal success of homeschooling, long distance learning and experience oriented learning. We really don't need the establishment, at least not to the extent they want the hoi polloi to believe. And that's a good thing.