Once more, with feeling: Linky goodness
Pal Polski3 has a great post up about the threat to history education in light of its red-headed-step-child status under NCLB.
Darlin'elementaryhistoryteacher also has a post sparked by Polski that is wonderfully written.
And Matt at Going to the Mat also is moved by Polski's musings to speak out eloquently about the philosophical underpinnings of a good historical education for our youth.
I've mused about the same dilemma here.
Some paranoid people would see a conspiracy in encouraging our students to be ignorant of history, democratic processes, government development, and the like... but I'm not paranoid. Yet.
And meanwhile, Carol at The Median Sib has a immensely dense and satisfying Carnival of Education number 98 up over at her place. You can wander about for hours and never get bored! I promise!