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Survey reveals slavery is so inadequately taught in schools that students don’t even understand it

Woman with slave girl in the mid 19th century, New Orleans. (Photo: Burns Archive)

The history of slavery in America continues to be inadequately taught in schools nationwide — a reality that’s causing damaging ramifications on student learning and present day racial tensions, according to a recently released report. ” Teaching Hard History: American Slavery,” released by the Southern Poverty Law Center on Thursday, revealed that only 8 percent of 1,000 surveyed high school seniors identified slavery as a central cause of the Civil…

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