"We don’t even know our own history…. How can we be a free people? How can we be a people that fight for America if we don’t know who America is or what we’re all about. This is, in my opinion, a conscious effort on the part of the left who has a huge influence on our curriculum, to desensitize America to what American values are so they are more pliable to the new values that they would like to impose on America."

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, reflecting on a national study showing just 13% of high-school seniors demonstrated proficiency in U.S. history.

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