By Carson Wright “What are you going to do with your degree?” This one question, asked by well-meaning family members at Thanksgiving dinner and smug strangers over the Internet alike, embodies one of the biggest obstacles to the study of the humanities today: the notion that a college degree’s main purpose should be to serve […]
Below you will find two responses we received to my blog about the report of the National Association of Scholars on the teaching of US History at UT and TAMU.
This week the National Association of Scholars released a report critical of the ways US History is taught at the University of Texas at Austin and at Texas A & M.
Professor Jeremi Suri to Lead K-12 Gilder Lehrman Seminar on American Foreign Policy Since 1898
This summer, Not Even Past will feature the winners of this year’s Texas History Day, the annual state-wide history fair for students grades 6-12.
In 2001, I was a junior at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City. On the morning of September 11th, I was sitting in my second period AP US History class, taught by Dr. Melvin Maskin. On days when he was feeling particularly enthusiastic about a lesson, he’d scrawl things like, “The Doc is IN DA HOUSE” on the blackboard. He was always doing things like that: making silly jokes or referencing song lyrics in tests, to get us excited about settling in for a class period of history.