Famous Americans in History?

Readers of this blog and followers of our work are probably aware of the failures of New Mexico’s education system. One study even found that New Mexico ranked dead last (51st in the nation in a study that included Washington, DC) in measuring what the study called “a child’s chance at success” as it pertains to education.
As bad as that statistic is, the really sad thing is that American education really isn’t that good to begin with. An article in the USA Today highlights this point discussing a survey of American high schoolers which asked them to name the most famous Americans in history. Shockingly, Founding Fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson didn’t make the list, but Susan B. Anthony, Oprah, and Marilyn Monroe did make it.
Not to belittle the accomplishments of Martin Luther King and some of the others on the list, but there is no doubt that our politically-correct “education system” is failing to educate American students on the figures in American history that have contributed the most in favor of those that fit certain ethnic and gender groups. Of course, given the politically-correct nature of our teacher’s unions and their dominance of our education system, it would seem that the situation is not going to change anytime soon.