2. History has been ignored in our school system for decades

History "boasts" the lowest performance of all students of all subjects in US schools, with only 18% proficiency at high school levels.

With no relevance on state tests in K-8 and no mention of history/civics to congress in the "state of the education" reports, testing authorities have made it clear that History has no perceived importance. 

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Jonathan Lampron
1. Our democracy is in bad shape.

We have a polarized culture, exemplified by the highest ever gap (72%) between Democrat and Republican presidential approval ratings.

1/3 of Americans are close friends only with people of the same education and political opinion, leading to a lack of discourse.

There is record inequality wherein the top 1% owns 38.6% of the nation's wealth.

Only 15% of Americans have confidence in Congress showing a massive distrust of institutions built to represent us.

During our time of need, we have no unifying narrative.

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Jonathan Lampron