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Higher Ed Now

Higher Ed Now is a production of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. It is a podcast on issues and policy in America's higher education system.To learn more visit

Aug 31, 2016

Grateful American Foundation President David Bruce Smith and ACTA President Dr. Michael 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. Dr. Poliakoff 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.