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David Bruce Smith is In the News: “Grateful Americans Fight for US History”

September 3, 2016

ACTAlogoArticle by Christine Ravold • Podcast interview with David Bruce Smith by Michael B. Poliakoff, Ph.D

Grateful American™ Foundation President David Bruce Smith and ACTA President Michael B. Poliakoff join Higher Ed Now to examine how and why American history is disappearing from school curricula.

David Bruce Smith talks about his organization’s efforts to increase interest in American history for K-12 students. Michael B. Poliakoff, Ph.D., supplements this work at the college level with ACTA’s latest report, “No U.S. History?,” which found that even history majors in college are rarely required to take a course dedicated to American history. Both experts agree that improving teacher education may be the key to reigniting interest in our country’s story.

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