from the Civic Literacy Report: "Students don't learn what colleges don't teach.
* Student learning about America's history and institutions decreases when fewer courses are taken in history, political science, government, and economics.
* Schools where students took more courses in American history, political science, and economics outperformed those schools where fewer courses were completed.
* Civic learning is significantly greater at schools that require students to take courses in American history, political science, and economics. Student knowledge in these key areas improves significantly at colleges that still value excellent teaching in the classroom."