[Marxism] The Historical Profession is Committing Slow-Motion Suicide

Barbara Winslow bwpurplewins at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 12:02:01 MST 2018

The dropping of history/Social Studies from the K-12 curriculum does NOT
come from the schools, and NOT from teachers. It's part of the CORE
curriculum, corporate eduspeak and right wing politicians. The only people
in colleges who MUST take history are Social Studies teacher students. In
order to be state certified, in most states they need 18 graduate credits
in History  (one in Economics, one course in global, one in US , one in
Europe and one in US government).

*Barbara Winslow*


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On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 1:18 PM Mark Lause via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> This is a big subject, but this approach reflects a very much a top-down
> assessment . . . ie., that student demand is the engine behind all this.
> The fact is that the colleges and universities have followed the lead of
> secondary schools, etc. in dropping the history survey requirements.
> Permitting AP (advanced placement) for entering freshman has also enabled
> students to meet what were once college requirements in history or other
> subjects by taking an often half-assed silly "course" on the side and
> passing it.  These always accounted for the largest single chunk of history
> enrollment.  They've also cut back on other requirements that have
> encouraged people to get around the humanities.
> This reflects institutional priorities rather than those of students.  And
> those institutional priorities reflect the class priorities of those making
> the final decisions about such things.
> Cheers,
> Mark L.
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