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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rick Claims American History Not Offered in CA Universities

Campaigning in Wisconsin on Monday, Rick Santorum lamented the sad state of education in California, saying that “…seven or eight of the California system of universities don’t even teach an American history course. It’s not even available to be taught.”  A quick check, however, revealed that American History courses were taught in all California state universities, except for medical schools.  Santorum apparently got his misinformation from a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, which has itself been debunked

Rick thinks that it’s a shame
There are some places he could name
In which our history is not taught
‘Though college students really ought
To get connected to our roots.
But a search of catalogues disputes
These claims, since in these sources
There are plenty of such courses.
Before he makes more silly cracks
Rick really needs to check his facts.

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