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