Our schools do a miserable job of telling the truth about America’s history. Think about Christopher Columbus, native Americans, immigration, wars started for oil interests, overthrowing democratically elected presidents in other countries…if Americans knew their history, they would be better able to see the “whole” picture-to understand the what and the why of the world. They would know when history IS actually repeating itself. They could make better decisions and demand different solutions. It requires schools that allow discussion, children asking questions and researching for answers, not being lectured to and then given a test to see what they’ve remembered (until the test is over).