Disowned Yankees by David Randall | Report

How Connecticut’s Social Studies Standards Shortchange Students

This study explores the history of Americans' birthright of liberty. We teach our children social studies, above all history and civics, so they can know what liberty is, where America's ideas of liberty originate in the long history of Western civilization, how our ancestors achieved their freedom, how our laws, republican institutions, and limitation of the scope of government preserve our liberty, and what they need to do to preserve their country’s freedom. Connecticut’s new Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Standards fails entirely to achieve these fundamental goals.