Education Our Economy Needs
What do you think about the US education on history? I'm kinda disappointed that whenever the news talk about a lack of history education, the focus is on US history. Grrrr....world history, which usually is covered as a one-year high school course, is totally inadequate. If you cover a few hundreds years of US history in a one-year course, then world history should be a 3-year course.
I'm more converned about the lack of global focus in the US curriculum in general (I'm sure different states differ but mostly I don't think there's an emphasis in studying about the world, foreign languages and so on--at least compared to other countries. Though I must admit that powerful countries in the past had been just as "egocentric" in their outlook--China back several hundred years ago, Japan in the 80s, etc. ).